Georgia Bulletin

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HSP faculty awarded professional development grants

Published May 1, 2014

Three members of Holy Spirit Prep’s Upper School faculty have been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Jill Stedman, Christopher Oppermann and Madlyn Faber with the grant money will study history, philosophy and archaeology.

Stedman, a social sciences teacher and assistant principal for academics, received a $1,200 grant to attend a course at the University of California at Berkeley on “The San Francisco Bay Area Home Front in World War II.” During the course, she’ll study the social changes affected during the war and visit Bay area war monuments, shipyards and internment camps.

Oppermann is to study the political theory of Hannah Arendt at Bard College in New York. Oppermann is also the recipient of another grant through the Robert and Marie Hansen Foundation to participate in the Acton Institute’s annual summer conference in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Faber will explore Pueblo culture in the American Southwest. The math teacher uses this archaeology work with data to teach statistics. She will spend two days at the site’s excavation and conduct laboratory analyses under the guidance of the site’s archaeologists.