Dr. Merrie King, Associate Professor of Education, was awarded a self-guided one-week Teacher Residency by the Nancy M. and Douglas M. Yeager Family Foundation, in partnership with the Fetzer Institute and in cooperation with the GilChrist Retreat Center. The dates are July 2 – July 9, 2007. The residencies provide selected teachers with the opportunity to spend a quiet week of reflection, writing, reading and planning for the following school year and beyond. These residencies are based on Nancy Yeager’s lifelong interest in and commitment to childhood education. Her love of teaching inspired her family to establish these residencies at GilChrist Retreat Center. This is the fifth year that the residencies are being offered.