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2019
Bush Fellowship

Richfield, MN — Norma C. Garcés dreams of an educational system in Minnesota where Latinx students see themselves in their teachers, learning is relevant to their experiences and dreams, and they are safe to express themselves and their culture.

2019
Bush Fellowship

Minneapolis, MN — Siad Ali is passionate about creating a community where every student succeeds. His dedication to education grew out of his own journey from war-torn Somalia to Minnesota.

2019
Bush Fellowship

Bloomington, MN — Tony Sanneh likes to find solutions to big problems. As the founder of the Sanneh Foundation, he transformed a closing community center into a safe and vital place for youth development in Saint Paul's East Side.

2018
Bush Fellowship

Eagle Lake, MN — Abdi Sabrie believes in the power of education to be an equalizing force, yet daily he witnesses barriers and gaps in educational systems for students of color.

2018
Bush Fellowship

Davenport, ND — Jenn Faul wants to radically change how children learn about mental health. As a therapist and COO for the largest free-standing psychiatric and substance use hospital in her region, she recognizes that mental health is often a taboo topic.

2017
Bush Fellowship

Saint Anthony, MN — Abdirashid Abdi envisions classrooms where the cultural values of English Language Learners are seen as an asset for learning, not a deficit.

2017
Bush Fellowship

Saint Paul, MN — Catherine Squires wants to transform schools into spaces of intentional, intergenerational learning and healing.

2017
Bush Fellowship

Saint Paul, MN — Hsajune Dyan often reminds himself and his students that a thousand miles begins with a single step. A Burmese refugee, he has embraced determination and persistency in his own life and work with Saint Paul Public Schools.

2017
Bush Fellowship

Onamia, MN — Melissa Boyd wants to help lead the movement to re-stabilize and renew the Ojibwe language in the homelands of her people, starting in the classrooms of youngest learners.

2017
Bush Fellowship

Elk River, MN — Scott Glew is convinced that the health of our communities depends on how well we prepare the next generation for civic life.

2017
Bush Fellowship

Fort Yates, ND — Tomi Phillips wants to transform the way we educate Native students. She seeks to instill in teachers a deeper understanding of different world views and learning styles.

2016
Bush Fellowship

Fargo, ND — Betty Gronneberg is a new American and a software engineer with one big goal: She wants girls to engineer the world they live in — quite literally.