front row, far right: Claudia Traub and her Gordon cohort of teacher residents, with Gordon's Lynn Bowman (far left) and Diana Reeves (far right)
Congratulations to Claudia Traub TRP'14, who was honored as Rhode Island's History Teacher of the Year tonight in a celebration hosted by the Rhode Island Historical Society.
Traub spent a year teaching and learning at Gordon earning her Master's Degree through the Teacher Residency Program at Gordon and Roger Williams University. At Gordon, she laid her foundation in diversity, equity and inclusion work; she's now Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Diversity Talks, where she will help train a new generation in that same work.
After her time at Gordon, Traub went on to Providence's Sophia Academy, where she helped lead that school's eighth grade trip to Georgia and Alabama.
At tonight's ceremony, she will be celebrated by friends, colleagues and students, including Gordon's own Lynn Bowman, and honored for her work "to decolonize the classroom with deep critical analysis of equitable narrative, power dynamic exchange, redistribution of materials, resources, community and family voice and most importantly a compassionate space designed to uplift, engage, and celebrate the fierce voices that are fighting to be heard, seen and celebrated."