The Fellows’ Network is a group of instructional leaders who help school districts implement the Washington State Learning Standards. It was established in 2013 by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD).
Working in the areas of English language arts, mathematics, science, and early learning, these teacher leaders aim for measurable growth for every student in every learning environment in Washington. Regional ESD Coordinators, in collaboration with OSPI content-area leadership, convene the Fellows three to four times a year to engage in shared learning. They are committed to building content learning and instructional leadership with a focus on equity.
- VISION: Measurable growth for every student in every learning environment in Washington
- All 9 ESD regions across the state
- Math (started in 2012–13)
- ELA (started in 2013–14)
- Science (started in 2015–16)
- Early Learning (started in 2016–17)
- 1098 Fellows in 2018–19
- Commitment: Terms last 3 years, most groups meet 4 times per year
- Special education teachers are encouraged to apply in any content area
To be considered, you must apply. Applications are excepted through September 15, 2020.
To apply, work with your school principal/district leadership to review and sign the Fellows’ Assurance document. It must be uploaded with your application.
If chosen, complete the Fellows’ Action Plan with your administrator’s support. You’ll meet with the Fellows’ Network four times per year, provide data to support our work, and use the instructional leadership skills you develop as a Fellow to widen the circle of learning.
Have you completed three years as a Fellow and want to stay connected? Become an Emeritus Fellow! To join, complete the Emeritus Fellows Survey. Your Regional Coordinator will contact you.