Meet P-LV Network's Teacher of the Year
Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow Shelli Shadday was honored for going above and beyond at Jungman Elementary School in Chicago's Pilsen-Little Village Network. Both the Network Chief and Principal surprised Shelli with this award on Friday, May 10th in her classroom. Shelli is a bilingual teacher to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, and served as the lead coordinator for the REACH Teachers Forum, PD designed for teachers by teachers. Congratulations, Shelli!
Interested in Teacher-Led PD?
Teach Plus Chicago is partnering with CPS Networks to host professional development forums, including opportunities to network with colleagues and provide feedback on the implementation of REACH Students. Contact Network Coordinator Veena Villivalam at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to host a forum!
Leadership Opportunities for Chicago Teachers
Teach Plus Chicago sends monthly emails featuring leadership and networking opportunities for all district and charter teachers. For the May Teacher Leadership email, please click here. To subscribe to our monthly emails, click here.
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The Teaching Policy Fellowship is a highly selective program for teachers interested in having a voice in decisions that affect their profession. During a cohort experience that spans 18 months, Fellows meet in monthly sessions that offer:
- Personal interaction with key education leaders;
- A challenging course of study in education policy, research, and best practices from across the nation; and
- The opportunity to advocate for policies that will better serve students and retain excellent teachers.
Fellows receive a stipend of $2,400.
For the Teaching Policy Fellowship, Teach Plus seeks teachers (in any subject area, including music, art, physical education, foreign language, special education and others) from Chicago district and charter schools currently within their 2nd – 10th year of their teaching career who have:
- Ideas of policy change they would like to enact on a local and/or national level;
- A desire and the strong communication skills necessary to actively advocate for these changes; and
- A track record of success teaching students in urban schools (schools serving at least 50% free/reduced lunch students).
The application includes written responses to a series of questions and, for applicants who advance past the first round, personal interviews. Finalists are chosen by Teach Plus staff and a panel of local education leaders.
Applications are now closed for the 2012 Chicago Teaching Policy Fellowship. Missed the deadline? Get involved with the Chicago T+ Network.