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Our Events

All teachers are welcome to our free lectures, workshops, performances, social gatherings, and group activities. Join our community!

“I really appreciated the opportunity to hear from an expert and to speak with colleagues in this setting that enabled community-building and understanding.”

—Orli Kleiner on “Q&A with Dr. Celine Gounder, Epidemiologist”

“Thank you to my writing group for reminding me to create, to revel in beauty, and to trust that I have something to offer.”

—Krisy Lawlor on her Academy for Teachers writing group

“It was really helpful to speak with fellow teachers—we exchanged ideas and talked about the reality we're all facing.”

—Jessica Barrett on “What’s Working: Assessments” with Academy Fellows

​​“I don't think there's ever been a PD that had me laughing this much while still getting genuinely useful and exciting pedagogical ideas.”

—Rachel Fishkis on “Improv for Teachers” with Elana Fishbein


Teaching can be a lonely profession. We bring teachers together for intellectual, cultural, and just plain fun events. Passionate teachers attend lectures, performances, and workshops together. They join our book and creative writing groups. They play on our softball team and sing in our chorus. Join us!

When tickets are limited, Fellows have priority.

Types of Events

Special Events

The Academy organizes plays, lectures, concerts, comedy nights, and more to support teachers creatively and intellectually.

Fellow-Led Events

During these workshops, our knowledgeable and talented Fellows share their expertise with other teachers.

Community Activities

Teachers come together weekly to sing in our chorus, play on our softball team, discuss literature in our book groups, and create together in our writing groups.

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.