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Leading and Learning

Great schools demand great leaders.  Our work trains educators in all phases of their careers, from the classroom to the principal’s office to the central office. School-based work, teacher quality and promoting leadership are the pillars on which our Leading and Learning initiatives are based.

We believe that the world can be our school. Fortunately, we aren’t the only ones. Fund for Teachers is a national nonprofit that understands how important it is for teachers to experience the world first hand so they can share their knowledge with their students.

Through a partnership with Fund for Teachers, PEF offers teachers fellowships to travel in the U.S. or across the globe in search of cultural enrichment, new teaching methods and fun and exciting ideas for the classroom. We believe enriching experiences lead to teacher development inside and outside the classroom. And that means impacting the lives of our students in a powerful way.

Fund for Teachers brochure


2014 Fellowship applications are under review – grant notifications will be mailed by April 4.

Read a letter from Hamilton County Superintendent Smith about this exciting opportunity.

We are pleased to announce a partnership with the Bradley County Public Education Foundation; this year, teachers from Bradley County, TN are eligible to apply.

Fund for Teachers FAQs


Need some inspiration? Read about the experiences of 2013 Fellows and then imagine how you can connect your classroom to the wider world.

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Read Normal Park’s Costa Rica blog

Read Ooltewah High’s Europe blog

Read Trey Joyner’s coast to coast blog

Read Apison/Clifton Hills Costa Rica blog

Read Hardy Elementary’s Texas blog

Read the CSLA to Kenya blog

Read Ann Souza’s Guatemala blog

For more information on the Fund for Teachers contact:

Leslie Graitcer Senior Advisor

423.265.9403 •