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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. Beginning in 2014, Bradley County teachers are invited to apply for Fellowships as an expansion of the Hamilton County program.

Applications are now available and must be completed by Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5:00 pm CST.

Program Overview and Information

Fund for Teachers FAQs

2014 Fund for Teachers Fellows

Be Inspired by 2014 Fellows’ Blogs


Interested in applying, but need some guidance and support? Attend a workshop!

Sessions will be led by former FFT Fellows who can give you first hand advice and insider info.  You will get lots of help with your application. If these aren’t convenient, try a Fund for Teachers webinar.

Chattanooga sessions (PEF, 100 E 10th Street, 3rd Floor): RSVP to lgraitcer@pefchattanooga.org

  • Thursday, November 13, 4:40-6 pm
  • Tuesday, December 2, 4:30-6 pm
  • January TBD, 4:30-6 pm  

Cleveland sessions (BCPEF’s STaR Center, 5005 N. Lee Hwy.): RSVP to director@bcpef.org

  • Tuesday, November 11, 4:30-6 pm
  • Thursday, December 4, 4:30-6 pm
  • January TBD, 4:30-6 pm

For more information on the Fund for Teachers contact:

Leslie Graitcer Senior Advisor

423.265.9403 • lgraitcer@pefchattanooga.org