Mr. Shaeer Earns National Education Award
Everyone knows Mr. Shaeer as the founder of the DPEA and winner of the MacArthur Fellowship award. Now, he has a new accomplishment to add to the list.
On February 5, Amir Abo-Shaeer was chosen as one of the first recipients of the new Paul Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) program, an award and fellowship program that recognizes teachers who provide their students with the chance to explore engineering and entrepreneurship in new and innovative ways. The awards are sponsored by Allen, one of the founders of Microsoft. As one of seven winners of this award, Mr. Shaeer will receive $25,000 and a one-year fellowship program that will allow him to receive strategy and network support.
Mr. Shaeer is extremely honored to receive this incredible award. "I am grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with other ADEs and continue to work towards transforming education. I am excited about what this award means in terms of our ability to grow and spread our educational model, which has always been the long-term vision," he said.
Congratulations to our very own Mr. Shaeer, and the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy as it continues to grow and gain national recognition!