The Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin has been awarded a $12.7 million dollar contract by the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) to provide consistent and high-level math instruction for teachers stationed on military bases in 13 countries. Kuhn was one of 100 applicants selected nationwide to join the Dana Center team. She and four other educators will arrive in Guam on August 22, 2015 where they will spend a week training and equipping teachers and administrators who serve students of U.S. military families.
Kuhn has spent the last 15 years with Terrell ISD as a Math teacher and in her current role as the Elementary Math and Science Student Achievement Coordinator. She is honored to have the opportunity to invest in the lives of students with whom she shares a close connection.
“My husband was a student in military schools in Italy and Germany and remembers the struggles of moving from school to school each time his father’s station changed,” Kuhn explained. “I understand the impact teachers have on students no matter their location in the world on any given day.”
The Dana Center team is comprised of teachers, college professors, former university presidents and administrators from across the country. Kuhn spent time in training with all 100 members of the team.
“I was amazed that educators could come from all 50 states and still speak the same educational language,” Kuhn said.
Kuhn’s trip to Guam will be one of five trips around the globe she will make over the next five summers to complete the project with the Dana Center.