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Mason Grad Boosts Science Education in Nicaragua with Peace Corps


Peace Corps volunteer Melissa Rose-McCully, a graduate of George Mason High School, is working with her community in Nicaragua to improve science teaching and access to educational materials for primary school students. Rose-McCully raised funds to print textbooks and provide teacher trainings through the Peace Corps Partnership Program, a program that helps support Peace Corps volunteer community projects worldwide. After working alongside Nicaraguan teachers for the last several years, Rose-McCully observed the need for updated teaching materials and the creation of interactive lesson plans to further engage students in the natural sciences. Upon completion of her Peace Corps service, Rose-McCully plans to pursue a PhD in multicultural and multilingual education. Those interested in supporting projects like Rose-McCully’s can visit (Courtesy Photo)