Early Career Fellowship
This year-long fellowship addresses two critical problems in education: keeping new teachers in the classroom and the under-representation of teachers of color across the profession.
Teachers begin their careers full of passion, but a depressing 50% don’t make it to year five. The situation is worse for teachers of color, who are already underrepresented in the profession.
Those accepted join an intimate cohort for a year of master classes, workshops, and fun. They learn alongside each other and turn to each other for support. Most importantly, they join our larger community of passionate, veteran teachers who serve as role models and mentors.
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During the 2021-2022 school year, we had two cohorts, one in English, and one in Special Education. Each had specially designed programming and support, including mentoring by Academy Fellows.
K-12 teachers with one to five years experience who work in public, charter, and private schools in the New York City metropolitan area are eligible. In 2021-2022, we offered cohorts in English and special education. We will expand to other subject areas in 2022-2023.
This year-long program, which runs from late October to June, includes:
- Two full-day master classes, which take place on a school day.
- Workshops that take different forms with the goal of fostering community, relieving stress, and providing resources to bring back to the classroom. These are after school, some are online and some are in person.
- Mentorship. Academy for Teachers Fellows will be matched with a group of three Early Career Fellows. They will meet for an hour every six weeks to discuss the issues that are most important to them.
Tuition for this year-long program is paid by the school—$1,500 for public school teachers and $3,000 for private school teachers. Scholarships are available.
Thank you to the donors who made this program possible!
An Anonymous Family Foundation
Catherine and Joseph Aresty Foundation
Charles H. Revson Foundation
Help us keep great teachers in the classroom
Teachers, our most valuable resource, are struggling. Overwhelmed and under-supported, too many teachers leave the profession too soon. The Academy’s enriching experiences and supportive community have been proven to improve those odds.