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CCU graduate selected as teaching fellow

Angela McClary-Rush, a 2006 master's degree graduate of Coastal Carolina University, has been chosen as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow with the U.S. Department of Education for the 2011-2012 school year.

McClary-Rush, a Williamsburg County public school administrator, was among 16 teachers selected for teaching ambassador fellowships.

Five teachers will become full-time employees at Department of Education headquarters in Washington, D.C., while 11 will remain in their classrooms and participate on a part-time basis. McClary-Rush will be a Classroom Fellow.

This year's 16 fellows were selected from a pool of almost 750 applications. In applying for the fellowships, teachers and instructional specialists at preschool through high school levels submitted essays demonstrating their impact on student achievement, record of leadership, communication skills and insight into educational policy from school and classroom experience.