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The Teaching Policy Fellowship
The Teaching Policy Fellowship is a highly selective program for teachers who have completed 2-10 years of teaching (i.e., currently in their 3rd – 11th year of teaching) interested in having a voice in decisions that affect their profession. During a cohort experience that spans one and a half academic years (February 2013 to December 2014), 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;
- The opportunity to advocate for policies that will better serve students and retain excellent teachers; and
- A $2,400 stipend for their commitment.
“I was looking for an effective way to be an advocate for teachers and that is what I found. In addition, I was encouraged to participate in leadership opportunities that I probably would not have been exposed to on my own. Networking with other teachers that are like-minded and willing to work towards changes or innovations in policy is one of the strengths of the organization. The most unexpected benefit was receiving encouragement and guidance to seek opportunities that can forever change my career.”
–2010 Teaching Policy Fellow
Who We Look For
We seek current classroom teachers (of all subjects, including but not limited to foreign languages, fine arts, P.E., and special education) who have completed 2-10 years of teaching (i.e., currently in their 3rd – 11th year of teaching) from Greater Boston district and charter schools that serve at least 50% free and reduced price lunch students. We look for teachers who demonstrate evidence of:
- Commitment to working with urban students and schools
- A track record success teaching students in urban schools
- Leadership potential
- Awareness of and/or desire to learn and impact education policy issues related to the teaching profession
- Strong critical thinking skills
- Strong communication skills
To find out more about the Fellowship:
- Attend a 30-minute Virtual Information Session on Wednesday, October 24th at 6:00 ET.
- Read our FAQs on the Fellowship
- Browse our Fellows Program and Impact page
- Review our Boston Fellows page
- Read the bios of our current Fellows to learn about who they are
- Contact Christine Guan, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply or Nominate a Teacher
Applications for the 2013 Greater Boston Teaching Policy Fellowship are now being accepted. The Fellowship will begin in February 2013.
The deadline to apply is midnight on Sunday, November 4th.
The application process includes a written application and, for applicants who advance past the first round, personal interviews. The interviews will happen between November 29th and December 2nd; to the extent possible, please keep your calendar clear for those days. Finalists are chosen by Teach Plus staff and reviewed by a panel of local education leaders.
If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Christine Guan, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com.