Ripley High School’s Jo Boggess Phillips has been named as a recipient of C-SPAN’s 2018 Teacher Fellowship Program.

The Viking teacher is one of three to receive the honor. Phillips will join C-SPAN’s Education Relations team for four weeks in its Washington, D.C., headquarters to help create content for C-SPAN Classroom – an online teaching resource for educators.

Phillips teaches civics, advanced placement U.S. government and politics, in addition to a dual-credit state and local government college course. She is also a RHO KAPPA Advisor. In addition, Phillips teaches U.S. studies, civics and advanced placement U.S. government and politics for high school students online with the West Virginia Virtual School through the West Virginia Department of Education.

Now in its 25th year, the Fellowship Program invites teachers nationwide to apply for an opportunity to develop new educational resources with the Education Relations team.

Participants are selected by a panel of network representatives and evaluated based on their innovative use of C-SPAN programming in their curriculum, commitment to professional development and creative use of technology and social platforms. Each fellow receives an award valued at $7,000 to include housing and travel expenses.

“We look forward to welcoming Jo this summer and having her as a member of our team,” said Craig McAndrew, C-SPAN manager of education relations. “This program provides a mutual learning opportunity for us and the fellows that will enhance the C-SPAN Classroom website and support educators across the country.”

The Fellowship Program is sponsored by C-SPAN’s Education Foundation, a charitable organization created by the network. C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable television companies.

In Ripley, C-SPAN is available on channel 26, C-SPAN2 on channel 27 and C-SPAN3 on channel 379 through Suddenlink by Altice USA, one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the U.S. and a partner with C-SPAN in bringing political and educational resources to students in the local community.

Fellows will arrive July 2 in Washington, D.C., and their program will end July 27. The Fellowship Program will coincide with the network’s Summer Educators’ Conferences for middle and high school teachers (July 23-24 and July 26-27). During the conferences, the fellows will present how they use C-SPAN in their classrooms.

Educators can apply for teacher opportunities with the network, including fellowship programs, conferences and free webinars, at c-span.org.