What is the Mississippi Charter School Fellowship?
The charter school fellowship program cultivates interested educators and leaders in education to learn operational and leadership skills in hopes of expanding the leadership talent pool for public charter schools in Mississippi.
Public charter schools empower communities to design high-quality, public educational experiences to meet their students’ needs. Charter schools are free, public, and open to all children in relevant grades. Currently, Mississippi has nine public charter schools operating in Jackson, Clarksdale, Natchez, and Leflore County.
Because Mississippi is new to the public charter school sector, many current and rising education leaders lack familiarity with quality public charter schools. In knowing this, Mississippi First partnered with charter schools in Mississippi to create the Mississippi Charter School Fellowship. Not only are fellows learning about charter school academics and operations, but they are also building community through working with public charter school leaders and stakeholders.
We seek leaders who reflect the communities they serve and bring deep knowledge of the issues facing their communities. We strongly encourage applicants from anywhere in Mississippi.
Benefits of the Fellowship
Fellows will receive hands-on experience in running
a charter school.
Community and Networking
Fellows will support community and family engagement by working with leaders and educators.
Fellows will be paid a $5,000 stipend and be reimbursed for mileage for in-person orientation.
Interested in being a leader in education?
Join the Mississippi Charter School Fellowship, where leaders in education gain leadership skills needed to operate and grow charter schools in Mississippi. The application is available until March 31, 2023, 11:59 PM CST.
For any questions or concerns about the fellowship, please contact our Associate Director of Special Programs, Pheron Russell.