AATF celebrates four fellows for completing first year

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Four area teachers were recently honored for their work.

The African American Teaching Fellows hosted a celebration on Thursday for four fellows who completed their first year of teaching.

These teachers are Nikia Ewell at Meriwether Lewis Elementary School, Cameron Fleming at Brownsville Elementary School, Kailyn Gilliam at Jack Jouett Middle School and Arlette Ndandula at Buford Middle School.

AATF is a local nonprofit that recruits black teaching candidates to work in schools in the Charlottesville area, and successful applicants get one- to three-year fellowships through which they get financial assistance, interview coaching, licensure process support, and professional development opportunities.

Since it was founded in 2004, the organization has had 45 fellows.

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