To be eligible for the School Ambassador Fellowship program, participants must:
- Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- Currently be a teacher, principal or other school staff member (and anticipate being employed in this role during the next school year).
- Employed by a traditional public, charter, private, virtual, military (DoDEA), or tribal (BIE) school that serves any grade, preschool through twelfth.
- Have at least five years of experience in his/her current role as a teacher, principal or other school staff member, up to and including the current school year.
- Have daily meaningful interaction with students and educators in a school setting in his/her school role.
Desirable applicants have:
- A history of demonstrable and meaningful impact on student outcomes and school success.
- A record of leadership in the school and community settings.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Experience with outreach activities and project management skills.
- Relevant insights from school and classroom experiences to federal education policy, programs and initiatives.
- Support from school, community and other educational leaders.
As the final team of selected Fellows should represent the diversity of our student body and settings in which students receive instruction across the country, the Department hopes to receive applications from educators who work with students at any age and grade spans prekindergarten through high school completion, in schools serving an array of community types, including schools serving high numbers of students from high poverty backgrounds, who have disabilities, or are English-language learners.