Cosby High Teacher Anne Canipe named as 2016 American Geographical Society Teacher Fellow

The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named Anne Canipe of Cosby High School a 2016 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow. Canipe is one of 50 teachers selected from across the United States to participate in this first-year program.

Cosby High Teacher Anne CanipeCanipe teaches Advanced Placement (AP) human geography and world history I honors, as well as medical law and ethics for Cosby High’s Health Science Specialty Center. She has been teaching with Chesterfield County Schools since 1992, spanning her career of 39 years.

As part of the award for being selected as a teacher fellow, Canipe will attend the AGS Fall Symposium, Geography 2050: Envisioning a Sustainable Planet, on Nov. 17-18 at Columbia University in New York City. The symposium will enable the teacher fellows to gain valuable cutting edge content knowledge and awareness of the real-world geographic workplace skills demanded by today’s geospatial companies. The teacher fellows will have a unique opportunity to interact with, and become one of, the nation’s thought-leaders who are involved in the multi-year dialog about the future of geography.

Established in 1851, the American Geographical Society (AGS) is the oldest professional geographical/geospatial organization in the United States. It is recognized world-wide as a pioneer in geographical research and education in geography for more than 1
65 years. AGS is a 21st century learning society dedicated to the advancement of geographic thinking, understanding, and knowledge across business, government, academe, the social sector and education.