Essex North Shore’s Laura Gallant Selected as NEH Summer Scholar

DANVERS, MA – June 20, 2024 – Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School (ENSATS) is proud to announce that Laura Gallant, Lead Teacher in the Natural and Environmental Sciences program, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool. This prestigious honor is part of one of the 43 summer teacher workshops supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The NEH is a federal agency that each summer provides these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, allowing teachers to study with experts in humanities disciplines and enhance place-based humanities teaching.

Ms. Gallant will participate in a Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop entitled “Forever Wild: The Adirondacks in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.” The one-week program will be held at SUNY Cortland’s Camp Huntington at Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks, NY. Camp Huntington, the first Great Camp of the Adirondacks, is listed on the New York State and National Registry of Historic Places.

The workshop will be directed by SUNY Cortland Professors Randi Storch and Kevin Sheets. The 30 teachers selected to participate in the program will each receive a stipend of $1,300 to cover their travel, study, and living expenses.

Since 2012 alone, these programs have reached more than 11,000 teachers, ultimately enriching the classroom experience for an estimated 2 million students.

About Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School (ENSATS) opened as a four-year Massachusetts public career technical and agricultural high school in September 2014. ENSATS admits students from 17 member communities to the district’s 26 career technical and agricultural programs. Member communities include Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Swampscott, Topsfield, and Wenham. Students from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are also eligible to earn admission to Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School’s seven animal science, agricultural, or natural resource programs.

ENSATS students are immersed in both their academic and career technical and agricultural (CTAE) programs throughout each year of their enrollment. Academic courses are available at the college preparatory, honors, and advanced placement levels. CTAE program placement is determined after participation in a Freshman Exploratory Program. Eligible students may also participate in the Cooperative Education Program, beginning midway through junior year.

Academic and CTAE Program coursework is aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, Massachusetts Career Vocational Technical Education Frameworks, and Massachusetts High School Program of Studies (MassCore).

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