School Improvement FellowsSchool Improvement Fellows are public school educators who undergo training in equity-based, participant-driven school change strategies and apply them to their own school settings. Through our own Eskolta Fellows program as well as fellowships run in collaboration with district partners, we help equip educators with the tools and knowledge they need to become leaders of sustainable school change.
The Eskolta Fellows Program
Discover your strengths and expand your capacity as an equity-focused leader.
The Eskolta Fellows Program is a community of talented educators leading equitable change in their schools. With the aim of improving conditions for their students—majority BIPOC, often intentionally marginalized by the system—Fellows gain skills in facilitation, data-collection, and liberatory design while piloting a project in their schools.
How it works: Over the course of a school year, Fellows advance through a curriculum anchored in Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Education (CRSE) concepts and liberatory design, developing a practice they then test, adapt, and measure. Through full-group sessions and monthly coaching calls with an Eskolta facilitator, Fellows explore contextualized research, share practices, and learn strategies to address the underlying causes of the issue(s) they choose to focus on. Throughout, Fellows will become a part of a community that encourages reflection, trust, joy, and authenticity.
Fellows will be challenged to practice self-awareness, recognize oppression, embrace complexity, reach for liberatory collaborations with school community members, and attend to healing.
Ready to Join Our Community?
Application Deadline: July 15, 2023
Program Duration: October 2023 – June 2024
“If you took a snapshot two years ago, and one now, you can see that the way teachers are engaging with one another has changed a lot.”
William (Bill) Ardito
Melody (Mel) Niere