UVA Democracy Biennial / UVA Democracy Biennial Fellows

UVA Democracy Biennial Fellows

Middle and high school teachers are working with Miller Center scholars to develop new curricula around democracy

In partnership with UVA’s Center for the Liberal Arts (CLA), the Miller Center is hosting the UVA Democracy Biennial Fellows program. After a competitive search process, five middle and high school teachers from all corners of the Commonwealth of Virginia were selected to attend the UVA Democracy Biennial, which took place virtually on September 24 and 25, 2021.

Over the course of the next year, these teachers will work with Professor Marc Selverstone of the Miller Center to develop curricular materials centered around the Biennial’s themes of social and economic mobility, systemic reform, and the relationship between capitalism and democracy. These efforts will enhance the teaching of democracy and democratic principles in secondary-school classrooms across the state.

In spring 2022, CLA will host a workshop for teachers throughout Virginia to refine these and related curricular resources. In summer 2022, CLA and the Miller Center will disseminate the teachers’ products to schools all over Virginia.

2021 UVA Democracy Biennial Fellows:

  • Cluny Brown, Clover Hill High School (Chesterfield)
  • Kimberly Dove, Wilbur S. Pence Middle School (Dayton)
  • Allen Robinson, Charlottesville High School (Charlottesville)
  • Joseph Servis, Appomattox High School (Appomattox)
  • Christina Takach, Mark Twain Middle School (Fairfax)