Pitzer College Alumna Selected as a 2010 California Teacher of the Year

Claremont, Calif. (November 6, 2009) — Pitzer College congratulates alumna Amber Carrow ’03, recipient of a 2010 California Teacher of the Year from the California Department of Education.

Carrow teaches seventh grade world history at Chemawa Middle School in Riverside where Principal Sean Curtin says she has “created a positive and exciting learning environment in her classroom.”

This past year, Carrow received a Teacher Fellowship Grant from the Earthwatch Foundation to conduct scientific research in Nova Scotia related to the effects of climate change. She maintained daily contact with her students via the Internet.

At Pitzer, she studied abroad in Nepal during her junior year and graduated with a degree in sociology.

“We are proud of Amber and her accomplishment,” said President Laura Skandera Trombley. “She exemplifies the excellence of Pitzer graduates.”

Carrow will be honored at a dinner on January 25, 2010 in Sacramento.

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