The FuelEd Fellowship is a year-long program designed to support underrepresented, under-resourced and underserved educators in early-childhood education (ECE) by providing free access to flagship curriculum, community support sessions and professional development. The Fellowship will offer critical access to ECE educators, empowering those on-the-ground in classrooms, schools, and districts to reimagine and redesign their systems into workplaces where whole educators are developing whole children.
One cohort of up to 20 educators will be selected for this opportunity to develop the interpersonal skills, self-awareness, and emotional well-being necessary to transform their classrooms, schools and the education system at large.
May - Aug 2022
Through a two-day in person training in FuelEd's flagship Whole Educator Collective curriculum, fellows will engage in both knowledge building and self-reflection to enhance their own emotional intelligence, mental well-being, and interpersonal skills.
Aug - Nov 2022
Fellows meet monthly (virtually) in facilitated groups to deepen their self-reflection and practice new skills, and weekly in pairs for one-hour conversations to provide and receive support and encourage growth.
Nov 2022 - May 2023
Fellows will spend time in reflection, application, and planning as they engage in a process of bringing core learning and innovative relationship practices to their spheres of influence.
Instructional Aide - KIPP LA Schools
Pre-K Teacher - Sun Valley Community School
Jessica De Jesus Acevedo
Founder & Owner - Little Star of Ours
KIPP Peace Elementary - 3rd Grade Teacher and Math Interventionist
Project Manager - District Management Group
2nd Grade Dual Language Teacher - Dallas ISD
Early Intervention Specialist - Willamette Education Service District
Wraparound Resource Specialist - Hartsfield Elementary
Academic Lead & Professional Growth Advisor - Windsor Preschool
School Counselor - Wilson Elementary School
Academic Coach - National Heritage Academies
Preschool Teacher - New Village
Kindegarten ELA Teacher - YES Prep Airline
Early Childhood Department Supervisor - Jersey City Public Schools
K-4 Academic Interventionist - Family Life Charter School
Who should apply for the FuelEd Fellowship?
2022-23 Scholars will be educators selected from the fields of Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE). Applicants should be educators who work directly with children or serve in leadership roles at their care center/school.
We are seeking ECE and EI/ECSE educators who work directly with children or in leadership for their care center/school. Ideal candidates have a passion for personal development and adult SEL, are excited about adopting innovation, and willing to take risks. They also have the time and capacity to devote to the entirety of the experience.
How much does the fellowship cost?
All fellowship expenses will be covered by FuelEd. This includes any potential travel, materials or additional resources.
What if I can't make all of the full time commitments?
It's essential that all Fellows are able to commit to a full year of the Fellowship starting with an orientation in May of 2022. Each phase builds on the other and culminates in a capstone project.
Can current FuelEd Alumni apply?
Yes. However, the core curriculum is FuelEd's Whole Educator Collective (WEC) Curriculum. If you've recently attended WEC with your organization, the fellowship opportunity may not be the best fit for you at this time.
Where will the fellowship take place?
All Fellowship elements take place virtually in light of current pandemic-related restrictions for group gatherings except for the Whole Educator Collective training which will take place in person in July 2022 pending the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic.