Fred Rogers Center Names First Pittsburgh Community Fellow
Latrobe, PA – Shimira Williams has been named the first Community Fellow at the Fred Rogers
Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, it was announced by
executive director, Rick Fernandes.
Williams joins the Fred Rogers Center to work on micro-credentialing for early childhood educators.
Through this project, Williams will create a small pilot program focused on digital badges as a way of
recognizing identified digital media literacy competencies that demonstrate an educator’s proficiency
in using technology with young children in developmentally appropriate ways.
The Community Fellows program builds off of the success of the Fred Rogers Center Early Career
Fellows program, which has enabled 19 young professionals to follow in Fred Rogers’ footsteps as
media creators, artists, educators and musicians. Community Fellows may be stationed in
neighborhoods across the country to advance a project important to supporting children, families or
educators in their region.