Your experience as a classroom teacher is invaluable as we work toward achieving education equity in Tennessee. Join the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition to learn how to transform your daily classroom experience to advocate for policy change.
TN Educators of Color Alliance focuses on the leadership, mentorship, and fellowship of educators of color in Tennessee.
Mosaic Fellowship develops and connects education leaders of color to enact change and elevate their voices to ensure equity and excellence in education in Tennessee.
SCORE Tennessee Educator Fellowship provides fellows with the opportunity to serve as liaisons between their colleagues, their communities, policymakers, and advocates as Tennessee continues the work of improving educational outcomes for all students.
Educator’s Cooperative (Nashville) The Educators’ Cooperative creates the time and space for teachers from all sectors to collaborate and share best practices in teaching and learning. Teachers in The Educators’ Cooperative work together in an active community of support and development with other like-minded professionals who work in classrooms all over the city.
Nashville Public Education Foundation Teacher’s Cabinet As an initiative of the Nashville Public Education Foundation and the Office of the Mayor, the Teacher Cabinet is composed of teachers with diverse teaching experience, including those at the elementary, middle and high school levels, as well as teachers from zoned, magnet and charter schools. The cabinet elevates teacher voice in significant conversations with the Mayor’s Office, the NPEF, and other city, philanthropic and private-sector leaders.
Education Pioneers Fellowships provide exceptional professionals with stepping stones into education leadership careers that solve problems outside the classroom so that teachers and students can succeed inside the classroom.
Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program (AEF) provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to spend eleven months working in Federal agencies or in U.S. Congressional offices, applying their extensive knowledge and classroom experiences to national education programs and/or education policy efforts.
Urban Leaders Fellowship is a paid summer fellowship that partners recipients with an elected official, where they spend half their time on a critical policy project. The other half of fellows’ time is spent doing community outreach with a partner organization in their community.
U.S. Department of Education School Ambassador Fellowship creates 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.
Teachers For Equity Fellowship (Teacher2Teacher) The vision for the Teachers for Equity fellowship is to create racially equitable outcomes for our students. To accomplish this, the T4E team will foster the racial consciousness and reflective practice of the T4E Fellows. With their growing racial consciousness, Fellows will engage in and lead conversations that yield culturally relevant learning experiences along with increasing racially equitable practices amongst their colleagues and school communities.
Attend your local school board meeting. During the time allotted for questions and comments, express what they can do for your community based on your teaching experience. Meeting times can be found on your school district’s website.