Debra McCall Receives Fellowship

Debra McCall, director of curriculum and professional development for Ross Upper School and dean of Cultural History, is one of 30 educators awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to study “Roots of the Arab Spring: Understanding the Historical Context for the Arab Uprisings” at the University of California, Davis, this summer. As an NEH Summer Scholar, Debra will attend a three-week Institute led by history, anthropology, and literature faculty from UC Davis in conjunction with the History Project, a group of K–12 educators from the Sacramento area. The Institute will focus on the economic, sociopolitical, religious, historical, and cultural aspects of the revolutions. Debra will apply the study to creating curriculum for an elective at Ross on the Arab Spring, refining the annual senior presentation on the subject, and strengthening the Middle East thread throughout the curriculum. This is her second NEH Fellowship. She is also a past recipient of four National Endowment for the Arts awards in Choreography, Inter-Arts, and Advanced Design.