The Brown Education Department was pleased to learn today that Assistant Director of Teacher Education Carin Algava has received the Graduate Student Council's Bates-Clapp award in recognition of Carin's outstanding contributions to master's students and the Graduate School. The Bates-Clapp Award, which debuted in 2017, is named in honor of Louise Prosser Bates and Lucia Maria Clapp, who in 1893-94 were the first women to receive master's degrees from Brown University.
According to the Graduate School's announcement,
“Carin is an invaluable advisor to graduate students, offering wide-ranging counsel on admissions, course selection, and certification,” says nominator and Visiting Assistant Professor Bradford Gibbs. Her students describe her as the “godmother” of the Teacher Education Program for her accessibility and unflagging support.
Since joining the Brown MAT program after receiving her own Brown MAT degree in elementary education in 2001, Carin has had the opportunity to work with more than 600 MAT students and alumni. We know she will continue to apply her boundless energy and passion for education to supporting and encouraging many more future teacher leaders!