The U.S. Department of Education is accepting applications for its School Ambassador Fellowship program to enable outstanding teachers, principals and other school leaders to bring their school and classroom expertise to the Department and to expand and their knowledge of the national dialogue about education. Catholic school personnel are eligible to participate.
Application deadline is January 23, 2017.
Mission: The School Ambassador Fellowship is designed to improve education for students by involving educators in the development and implementation of national education policy. The Fellowship seeks to:
- Create a community of teachers, principals, and other school staff members who share expertise and collaborate with leaders in the Federal government on national education issues.
- Involve educators who work daily with students and teachers in developing policies that affect classrooms and school building.
- Highlight practitioners’ voices and expand educators’ critical leadership at the national, state, and local levels.
Throughout their Fellowship year, School Ambassador Fellows collaborate as a team and with Alumni Fellows to:
- Learn about federal education policy and ED
- Reach out to teachers and schools in the field
- Reflect with ED staff on the knowledge gained
For more information on how the Fellowship works, please see our Program Overview.