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July 3, 2005
Sarah Bakhiet
La Jolla (CA) Country Day School, American Government & History Teacher
Sarah Bakhiet BIO:
Joined the faculty of La Jolla Country Day School in 1999 upon moving across the country from Massachusetts, where she had taught history, government and law, coached cross-country running and served as Dean of Students at the Berkshire School, her alma mater

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations & French Literature, Mount Holyoke College; Law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law

Born in Khartoum, Sudan, from where her family fled to escape political, social & economic turmoil. She spent the first part of her life in Benghazi, Libya, where she was home-schooled by her teacher mother, until the family moved to Tripoli, where she attended the American Oil Companies School through the ninth grade. She left Libya as a teenager to continue her education in the United States, finishing high school at the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts.

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Janet Lipson
Long Beach (CA) Polytechnic High School, Social Studies Teacher
Janet Lipson BIO:
· Worked as a plumber & was co-owner of a plumbing & heating company in Fairbanks, AK, for 8 years.
· Began using C-SPAN in the Classroom 8 years ago during
C-SPANís "Alexis de Tocqueville Tour: Exploring Democracy in America" in 1997.

BA in Economics from the Univ of California, Santa Cruz; got her teaching credentials from the Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks; earned a Masters degree in Educational Administration from Cal State, Long Beach; National Board Certification in the area of History/Social Studies in 2000.

From Long Beach, CA

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Info: Their experiences teaching history and American government in public and private schools. Sarah and Janet are two of the four recipients in
C-SPANís 2005 Middle and High School Teacher Fellowship Program. This yearís program brings four high school teachers to
C-SPAN offices in Washington, DC, to work with the Education Relations department in creating content and video clips for the C-SPAN classroom web site for the 2005-06 school year. In addition, the Fellows are tying the video clips to state teaching standards.

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