News Posts: Effective Educator Development

Evidence Resources

Below, we offer evidence resource documents that will to help applicants understand, design, and implement evaluation methods for educator development programs in a way that is consistent with the Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) standards. Below is a slide deck Finding Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Evidence from WWC. We are […]

Program Overview

School Ambassador Fellowship Mission The School Ambassador Fellowship is designed to improve education for students by involving educators in the development and implementation of national education policy. The Fellowship seeks to: Create a community of teachers, administrators, counselors, psychologists, social workers and other school staff members who share expertise and collaborate with leaders in the […]


An eligible applicant must be an “eligible partnership” as defined in section 200(6) of the HEA. The eligible partnership means an entity that– Must include each of the following: A high-need local educational agency; A high-need school or consortium of high-need schools served by the high-need local educational agency, or, as applicable, a high-need early […]

Dr. Derek Voiles

Dr. Derek Voiles Morristown, Tennessee 2019 Campus Ambassador Fellow Assistant Principal, Lincoln Heights Middle School Contact: Bio/Overview: Dr. Derek Voiles is an assistant principal at Lincoln Heights Middle School in Morristown, Tennessee. Prior to entering administration, his classroom had become a teaching classroom for other teachers across the state of Tennessee. Each day, it […]

Michael Horton

Michael Horton Menifee, CA 2019 Campus Assistant Principal Ambassador Fellow Assistant Principal, Western Center Academy Contact: Bio/Overview: Horton is the Assistant Principal of the Western Center Academy, a National Blue Ribbon STEM-focused charter school in Hemet, CA. Horton received his degree in Physics from San Diego State University and went on to teach high […]

Julie Richardson

Julie RichardsonProvidence, Rhode Island2019 Washington Psychologist Ambassador FellowSchool Psychologist, Henry Barnard SchoolContact: Bio/Overview: Julie Richardson is a school psychologist at Henry Barnard School, a laboratory elementary school located at Rhode Island College in Providence, R.I. If you were to ask her students what Julie’s role involves, they would tell you that she is a […]

Jodi Friedman

Jodi Friedman New York, New York 2019 Campus Principal Ambassador Fellow Assistant Principal, STAR Academy- PS 63 Contact: Bio/Overview: Jodi Friedman has been an educator for 15 years in New York City. She began her career as a Teach for America Corp Member. After teaching 2nd, 4th and 5th grade, Jodi had the exciting […]

Erin Roche

Erin Roche Chicago, Illinois 2019 Campus Principal Ambassador Fellow Elementary Principal, Prescott School Contact: Bio/Overview: Erin has served as the principal at diverse Prescott School of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) as well as school leadership in the district since 2003. Erin passionately engages with schools, districts, and partners to positively impact on children, […]

Andrea Donegan

Andrea Donegan Burlington, WI 2019 Campus School Ambassador Fellow School Counselor, Dr. Edward G. Dyer School Contact: Bio/Overview: Andrea Donegan is a professional school counselor at Dr. Edward G. Dyer School in Burlington, Wisconsin. She has proudly served students and families as an educator for the past 25 years. Andrea has worked at the […]


Included in the charts below are the new TQP awards made in each fiscal year since FY 2016. TQP Evaluations MS Excel (42 KB) We will post fully accessible versions of the program Abstracts, redacted program narratives, and Technical Review Forms as soon as these documents become available.  Year awarded Grantee Duration (Years) Year Award […]