Teachers with successful strategies for increasing student achievement are encouraged to apply for Teaching Ambassador Fellowship positions with the U.S. Department of Education for the 2010-2011 school year. Teachers will be chosen based upon their record of leadership, impact on student achievement and potential for contribution to the Department and the field.
The program offers two tracks: Classroom and Washington Fellows:
Classroom Fellows will serve their regular teaching contracts with their districts and will be paid to perform additional fellowship duties for the Department of Education. As practicing classroom teachers, these Fellows will share an important perspective for — and will gain more knowledge about — education policy and program development. They will share their experiences with other Fellows and with the Department of Education at designated times throughout the year.
Washington Fellows will serve as full-time federal employees in Washington, D.C., from the summer of 2010 through June 2011. They will be placed in appropriate positions within the Department of Education to work on education program development and implementation. They will focus on using their previous classroom experience to contribute knowledge and insight to various Department of Education projects. They will spend the majority of their time working in program offices, increasing their knowledge of and contributing to federal education policies and programs, and collaborating with other Fellows.
Applications for both tracks are due March 2, 2010.
For more information about this fellowship opportunity and activities of the current group of Teaching Ambassador Fellows, visit http://www.ed.gov/programs/teacherfellowship/index.html.
If you have questions about the fellowship, please e-mail your inquiries to TeacherFellowship@ed.gov or call 1-800-USA-Learn.