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.
This year we are supporting early career STEAM and special education teachers. All are welcome, particularly teachers of color.
K-12 STEAM and special education teachers with zero to five years of experience from public, charter, and private schools in the New York City metropolitan area. All are welcome, particularly teachers of color.
The Early Career Fellowship offers a year of support. Monthly activities include:
- Fun, creative community-building events
- Mentoring with gifted veteran teachers
- Content-based master classes with world-class experts
- Strategy sessions and time for reflection
- Social events, dinners, happy hours
Tuition for this year-long program is subsidized. Public schools pay only $1,500 for the year; independent schools pay $3,000. A limited number of scholarships are available.
Our 2021-2022 Early Career Fellows in English and Special Education enjoyed a second year of support.
Thank you to the donors who made this program possible!
The Catherine and Joseph Aresty Foundation
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
The Charles H. Revson Foundation
An anonymous family 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.