Engaging Teacher Leaders in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Early Learning
The Fellows are a growing network of Washington State educational leaders who expand their capacity to improve student learning through ongoing professional learning and leadership development within their local context and in partnership with school districts, educational service districts, community agencies, and state organizations.
The vision of the Fellows’ Network is that the impact of the fellows will result in measurable growth for every student, in every learning environment, in Washington by working together to develop a sense of community, ownership, and responsibility.
District/Organization Benefits of the Fellows’ Network
- Gain in-house expertise
- Expand opportunities to build teacher leaders
- Access current approaches and strategies to content learning
NCESD Fellows’ Experiences
“The Fellows program was career changing for me. Fellows opened doors to many opportunities for me to grow as an educator and leader.”
“Being a Fellow empowered me to be an agent of change and help others in my building and district improve the science education of students throughout the district beyond my classroom.”
“Because of the professional development offered, I was able to deepen the science experiences for my own students in ways that included more authentic learning.”
“I absolutely love working with others. I have learned a great deal from people in our region and our state.”
“I appreciated the cohort experience – even virtual! I loved being able to collaborate and learn more about formative assessment during such a challenging year!”
“Comparing notes and offering support to each other around the state as we all navigate such different teaching circumstances.”
Become A Fellow
The Washington State Fellows’ Network, a three-year program, is a group of instructional leaders convened by the OSPI and the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) to support district and community implementation of state learning standards in mathematics, English Language Arts (ELA), science, and the Early Learning Guidelines.
All applicants are encouraged to consider a multi-year commitment to reap the full benefits of the program; prospective applicants who can commit to only one year may still participate.
New & Returning Fellows
Before completing the application you need to meet with your district, building, program, or agency administrator to discuss the assurances and obtain all signatures.
View/download Assurances for 2023–24 Fellows
The deadline to submit your completed New or Returning Fellows’ Application package is August 31, 2023.
The Washington State Fellows’ Network has steadily grown since its inception in 2013 to include more content areas and instructional leaders. Fellows who have participated for more than three years “graduate” may elect to become Emeritus Fellows. Emeritus Fellows remain connected to the Fellows’ Network, with opportunities for leadership through local, regional, and/or state initiatives, should they so choose.
Our Fellows Network Staff
Andy BoydRegional Math Coordinator and Science Specialist
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Barbara NuxollPro Serv Team Leader
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Cari HaugRegional Science Coordinator
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Jane FoxEarly Learning Coach
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Shanna BrooksRegional Literacy Coordinator / K-12 NTC Project GLAD® Trainers
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