Fund for Teachers 2016 Eligibility and Requirements

Fund for Teachers is a national program that helps teachers identify and pursue self-directed learning opportunities around the globe that have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students and their school communities.

The application process to become a 2016 Kansas City Fund for Teachers Fellow is at fundforteachers.org. The application process is open until 4 p.m. CST, January 28, 2016. 

The initiative is part of the Kauffman Foundation's ongoing work to help support the recruitment, development, and retention of high-quality teachers and leaders in Kansas City's urban schools. 

Applicants to be a 2016 Kansas City Fund for Teachers Fellow must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a full-time pre-K–12 teacher.
  • Has at least three years of teaching experience.
  • Spends at least 50 percent of his or her workweek in direct instruction with students in a classroom or classroom-like setting.
  • Intends to continue teaching throughout the following school year.
  • Is in Kansas City Leading Educators; is a Kansas City Teach for America alumnus; or is employed at one of the following Kansas City metro area schools/districts:
    • Académie  Lafayette 
    • Academy for Integrated Arts
    • African-Centered College Preparatory Academy
    • African-Centered Prep Elementary
    • Allen Village
    • Academia de Niños Elementary
    • Alta Vista Middle
    • Alta Vista High
    • Attucks Elementary
    • Benjamin Banneker Charter of Academy of Technology
    • Benjamin Banneker Elementary
    • Bishop Ward High
    • Boone Elementary
    • Border Star Montessori
    • Brookside Charter
    • Carver Dual Language
    • Center Alternative
    • Center Elementary
    • Center High
    • Center Middle
    • Central Academy of Excellence
    • Central Middle
    • Cristo Rey Kansas City 
    • Crossroads Academy of Kansas City
    • DeLaSalle Charter High
    • Della Lamb Elementary
    • Early Childhood Center 
    • East High
    • Faxon Elementary
    • Foreign Language Academy
    • Frontier School of Excellence
    • Primitivo Garcia Elementary
    • Garfield Elementary
    • Gladstone Elementary
    • Genesis Promise Academy
    • Gordon Parks Elementary
    • Hale Cook Elementary
    • Hartman Elementary
    • Hogan Preparatory Academy Elementary
    • Hogan Preparatory Academy High
    • Hogan Preparatory Academy Middle
    • Holliday Montessori
    • Holy Name
    • Hope Leadership Academy
    • Indian Creek Elementary
    • J.A. Rogers Elementary 
    • James Elementary 
    • Ewing Marion Kauffman
    • King Elementary
    • KIPP Endeavor Academy 
    • Lincoln College Preparatory Academy 
    • Longfellow Elementary
    • Manual Career and Technical Center
    • George Melcher Elementary
    • Northeast High
    • Northeast Middle
    • Satchel Paige Elementary
    • Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts
    • Pathway Academy
    • Wendell Phillips Elementary
    • Pitcher Elementary
    • Red Bridge Elementary
    • Richardson Early Learning Community
    • Scuola Vita Nuova
    • Southwest Early College Campus
    • St. Joseph Catholic
    • St. Patrick Catholic
    • Success Academy at Anderson
    • Success Academy at Knotts
    • Trailwoods Elementary
    • Troost Elementary
    • University Academy 
    • Wheatley Elementary
    • Whittier Elementary
    • Woodland Early Learning