KIPP School Leadership Programs have two fellowships for opening a new KIPP school: a yearlong Fisher Fellowship and a two-year Miles Family Fellowship.
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Are you interested in founding a high-performing KIPP School? The Fisher Fellowship is a one-year program that prepares Fellows to found and lead a new KIPP school in an underserved community.
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|Watch Mike Kerr, founding school leader of KIPP Empower Academy in LA, describe his path to leadership through the Fisher Fellowship.|
The Miles Family Fellowship is a two-year pathway to found one’s own KIPP school that includes a year of leadership development and experience while teaching in a KIPP school. After successfully completing the first year, participants are invited to apply for the Fisher Fellowship to found and lead a new KIPP school in an underserved community.
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Read a post by Michael Horne, former Miles Family Fellow and current Fisher Fellow, describing why he pursued the Miles Family Fellowship.
KIPP seeks exemplary candidates who are interested in serving as founding principals for its newest elementary, middle, and high schools. Each prospective founding KIPP principal must be accepted into and successfully complete the Fisher Fellowship (a component of the KIPP School Leadership Programs), a one-year paid fellowship which prepares Fellows through development and coaching to open KIPP schools.
The Fisher Fellowship prepares fellows to found and lead a new KIPP school in urban and rural communities where they are needed most. The fellowship includes an intensive Summer Institute in Chicago, residencies at KIPP schools nationwide, and individualized coaching from experienced KIPP school leaders. The fellowship programming is designed to provide in-depth support and insight into the processes and best practices involved in school leadership—including topics as varied as charter authorization, facilities improvement, student and teacher recruitment, curriculum development, and community outreach. The program culminates in August 2015, when the Fisher Fellows will open their schools to their first cohorts of students.
Fisher Fellowship Responsibilities
As part of the Fisher Fellowship, fellows are expected to actively participate in the year-long developmental process and proactively pursue their own development through engagement and commitment to the learning process. The fellowship year will be comprised of the following mandatory components:
The Summer Institute is a five week intensive leadership development experience hosted at the University of Chicago. The Institute curriculum will cover:
Miles Family Fellows work as employees of a specific KIPP school and region, and though their specific roles can vary considerably, most Miles Family Fellows typically serve as grade level chairs, department chairs, or lead teachers. In addition to the school-based responsibilities associated with their role, they are afforded the opportunity to take part in intensive leadership development programming throughout the one-year fellowship. As part of the Miles Family Fellowship, fellows are expected to actively participate in the year-long developmental process and proactively pursue their own development through engagement and commitment to the learning process. The fellowship year will be comprised of the following mandatory components:
Miles Family Fellowship Responsibilities and Supports
Miles Family Fellows have the following responsibilities:
Miles Family Fellows will receive the following supports:
Your school leader or designee will:
The manager of the Miles Family Fellowship will also actively participate in your development and will:
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