MBJH's Lisa Lewis Named 1 of 50 Fellows Nationwide

  • Lewis is in her 16th year teaching at Mountain Brook Junior High.

  • Friday, September 30, 2022 – Mountain Brook Junior High history teacher, Lisa Lewis, has been named one of 50 Geography Teacher Fellows nationwide through the American Geographical Society (AGS) Geography Teacher Initiative. She will have the opportunity to travel to New York in November to learn with and from industry professionals relating to human geography.

    The Geography Teacher Fellows Initiative brings together Teacher Fellows with thought leaders from academia, government, industry, and the social sector to facilitate discussion of the major forces shaping our planet’s future. 

    “This is a great opportunity to find out about the commercial applications of what we do academically in the classroom,” Lewis said. “Getting to hear from people that work in industry positions that utilize the subject we teach will be special.”

    This year’s Geography 2050 Symposium will examine The Future of Food to explore how geography and the use of geospatial technology will affect and transform global food systems. The Symposium will be held November 17th-19th, at Columbia University in New York City.

    “I can’t think of a better educator to receive this honor," MBJH Principal, Donald Clayton, said. "Lisa is a committed advocate of her students and the AP Human Geography course. It is definitely an honor well deserved.”