Shawn Sheehan, a math teacher at Lewisville High School, has been selected as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows, making him one of the most accomplished STEM teachers in the country. He will join 13 other fellows to spend 11 months serving in a federal agency or U.S. Congressional office in Washington, D.C., engaged in the national STEM education arena.
The 2018-2019 Einstein Fellows come from K-12 schools across the country and represent diverse teaching backgrounds—with expertise in computer science, engineering, science and mathematics. Federal agencies and U.S. Congressional Offices will benefit from fellows’ real-world experiences as educators. In return, Einstein Fellows will gain understanding of the role of the Federal Government in the U.S. education enterprise, knowledge of resources available to students and educators, and broader perspectives on national education issues that can be applied to the classroom or to leadership positions in their districts or elsewhere.
The AEF Program, now in its 28th year of operation, is managed by the U.S. Department of Energy in collaboration with the sponsoring agencies and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.
Current sponsoring agencies of the AEF Program include the DOE, the National Science Foundation, the Library of Congress and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. In addition to sponsoring placements at DOE headquarters, DOE sponsors five placements in U.S. Congressional offices.