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Fellowship Curriculum

The Fellowship for Public Education Leadership is a tuition-free, non-degree program. Fellows will convene for in-person sessions 4 times over the course of a 10-month program from October through June. Each in-person session will run from Monday morning through midday Friday and will primarily take place in New Haven, CT at the Yale School of Management campus.

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Classroom of Fellows, viewed from behind
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Fellows will explore new ideas, tools, and frameworks in order to apply multiple answers to the following questions:

How can I…

  • Better understand myself, my purpose and values, and grow in my own leadership, including how I communicate and relate to others?
  • Manage teams and resources strategically, based on needs, and effectively, to implement meaningful initiatives and achieve outcomes?
  • Navigate and lead effectively in partnership with stakeholders?
  • Pursue a vision for sustained change for all students, especially in the communities we have historically underserved?
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Parker Hudnut (TBF 2022-23), CEO, ICEF Public Schools speaks about the curriculum and experiential learning he experienced during the Fellowship

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are an essential part of school systems leadership and of the Fellowship for Public Education Leadership. As Fellows consider these questions alongside their cohort, they will also make the following DEI connections to the above questions: reflecting on their own own equity journey, including where they hold power and privilege, and what that means for how they relate to others; how diversity, equity, and inclusion intersect with how they manage teams and how decisions are made within their organization; how diversity, equity, and inclusion intersect with the stakeholders they engage with and who influences decisions; and ensuring they have a clear vision for the sustained change they want to create for students, with equity in mind.


Each Fellow will have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one coaching over the course of the program. Coaches will provide individualized support to Fellows, in areas including advancing key initiatives, improving leadership competencies, or providing career advice. Fellows will have access to up to 15 hours of coaching hours while participating in the program.