Tascosa Educator Named Geography Teacher Fellow

Tascosa Educator Named AGS Geography Teacher Fellow
Alyssa Wilson

September 12, 2019—The American Geographical Society recently named Tascosa High School educator Alyssa Wilson a 2019 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow. Wilson, an AP human geography teacher, is one of only 50 teachers across the United States to receive this honor. 

The Geography Teacher Fellow program is a nationwide professional development program for high school teachers. It recognizes AP geography teachers and provides them with supplementary resources and materials to support their teaching strategies. 

As part of her Fellowship, Wilson is invited to attend the AGS Fall 2019 Symposium “Geography 2050: Borders and a Borderless Word” in New York City on Nov. 21 and 22.  

“It is an honor for AGS to name Mrs. Alyssa Wilson as a 2019 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow. Mrs. Wilson joins a very exclusive group of the best geography teachers in the United States,” said Dr. John Konarski, CEO of the American Geographical Society in the release, “We are eager to work with her and look forward to November when she meets with the other AGS Geography Teacher Fellows in New York City at our annual Symposium.”  

Geography 2050 is the “most important and widely recognized geographical/geospatial event in North America during the fall semester,” according to a statement released by the AGS. While there, Wilson will have the opportunity to work alongside geography and geospatial leaders from around the country, as well as receive professional training in open-source mapping, a type of collaborative map-making of geographic locations.

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