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Developing Relationship-Driven Educators

The FuelEd Fellowship

A select cohort of Early Childhood Educators nationwide will learn, connect and create change for the 2022-2023 academic year.

About the FuelEd Fellowship

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

PHASE 1 : Workshops & Trainings

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.

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Fellows will:

  • Recognize the impact of relationships on the developing brain and its capacity to learn
  • Fuel their self-awareness about why certain student or adult behaviors trigger them
  • Identify their own attachment style, how it developed, and how it impacts them today
  • Rev up their emotional well-being by enhancing their self-acceptance and self-compassion

Aug - Nov 2022

PHASE 2 : Continued Development & Applied Learning

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.

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Fellows will:

  • Benefit from a confidential, safe space to discuss concerns, stressors, emotions openly and honestly
  • Activate the innovative relationship practice of stewardship to support and grow one another through relationship
  • Observe, practice, and enhance interpersonal abilities such as listening skills or communicating in a direct, healthy and appropriate way

Nov 2022 - May 2023

PHASE 3 : Capstone Project & Celebration

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.

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  • Develop a capstone project for implementation in the Spring of 2023
  • Present an overview of their Capstone during a group presentation in November 2022
  • Receive ongoing support from FuelEd staff through the Spring Semester of 2023 as they implement and evaluate its success

AY 2022-2023 FuelEd Fellows

Martha Duran, Instructional Aide - KIPP LA Schools

Martha Duran

Instructional Aide - KIPP LA Schools

Jennifer Barrett-Neet, Pre-K Teacher - Sun Valley Community School

Jennifer Barrett-Neet

Pre-K Teacher - Sun Valley Community School

Jessica De Jesus Acevedo, Founder & Owner - Little Star of Ours

Jessica De Jesus Acevedo

Founder & Owner - Little Star of Ours

Chelsea Flugence, KIPP Peace Elementary - 3rd Grade Teacher and Math Interventionist

Chelsea Flugence

KIPP Peace Elementary - 3rd Grade Teacher and Math Interventionist

Rachel Klein, Project Manager - District Management Group

Rachel Klein

Project Manager - District Management Group

Leslie Correa, 2nd Grade Dual Language Teacher - Dallas ISD

Leslie Correa

2nd Grade Dual Language Teacher - Dallas ISD

Teresa Gomez, Early Intervention Specialist - Willamette Education Service District

Teresa Gomez

Early Intervention Specialist - Willamette Education Service District

Gloria Crandall, Wraparound Resource Specialist - Hartsfield Elementary

Gloria Crandall

Wraparound Resource Specialist - Hartsfield Elementary

Christophermoses Flores, Academic Lead & Professional Growth Advisor - Windsor Preschool

Christophermoses Flores

Academic Lead & Professional Growth Advisor - Windsor Preschool

Kim James, School Counselor - Wilson Elementary School

Kim James

School Counselor - Wilson Elementary School

Bernice Garcia, Academic Coach - National Heritage Academies

Bernice Garcia

Academic Coach - National Heritage Academies

Odyssey Schroeder-Demmin, Preschool Teacher - New Village

Odyssey Schroeder-Demmin

Preschool Teacher - New Village

Nicholas Donis, Kindegarten ELA Teacher - YES Prep Airline

Nicholas Donis

Kindegarten ELA Teacher - YES Prep Airline

Michelle Thomas, Early Childhood Department Supervisor - Jersey City Public Schools

Michelle Thomas

Early Childhood Department Supervisor - Jersey City Public Schools

Jasmine Laracuente, K-4 Academic Interventionist - Family Life Charter School

Jasmine Laracuente

K-4 Academic Interventionist - Family Life Charter School

FAQs

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.