Fund for Teachers’ fellowships are based on the belief that teachers know best what they AND their students need to succeed. We also believe that teachers know best what our organization needs to most effectively support teachers. That’s why we started our Educator Advisory Council. And that’s why we want you to apply for the two-year term/paid opportunity.
Over the past two years, our Educators’ Advisory Council (EAC) members have helped us:
- Redesign our Fellowship scoring criteria
- Create a new grant program (Innovation Circles) and
- Diversify our Fellow cohorts.
EAC members commit to four two-hour meetings per year, and also complete feedback, pre-work and possible committee work. In return, Fund for Teachers provides a $700 stipend for this approximately 20-hour time commitment. We are committed to hiring a group of Fellows that is diverse in identity, location, and teaching assignment.
You can learn more about this opportunity and apply here.
Applications close on July 8.
When asked why he wanted to join the EAC, Marco Cenabre responded: “I believe in teacher-to-teacher collaboration, and leadership. One of the largest issues in teacher development is the fact that administrators, representatives of organizations, and others far removed from the classroom are the ones constructing the ‘solutions’ and offering them to teachers. It is through teacher innovation, reflection and a wide range of perspective that will spark what’s necessary in order for change to be truly enacted. Being a part of the EAC, and collaborating with others, is an opportunity to offer solutions leading to widespread change.”
We especially want to thank the FFT Fellows pictured above for investing their time as EAC members to take Fund for Teachers’ programming to the next level: (clockwise) Victoria Thomson (East Lyme, CT); Marin Leroy (Asheville, NC); Hyam Elsaharty (Seattle, WA); Marco Cenabre (New Haven, CT); and Rao Olayeye (Spring, TX).
We look forward to receiving your application by July 8th and announcing our newest EAC members by the beginning of August.