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Nevada Clark County Teaching Policy Fellowship

What is the Clark County Teaching Policy Fellowship?

  • A highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Clark County teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect students and the teaching profession. 
  • Fellows expand their influence without leaving the classroom, starting in July 2019 and concluding in June 2020.  
  • Monthly Fellows sessions, in the evenings after school hours. Three other in-person convenings, including kick-off, school board presentation and spring capstone event.
  • Fellows receive training through expert-led modules and direct engagement with key stakeholders. No prior policy experience required. 
  • Fellows receive a $1,500 stipend for their commitment.

What do we do?
Teach Plus trains teachers in: understanding education policy as a lever for student success, community organizing, writing op-eds and speaking to the media, providing public testimony, and more. Teach Plus works to create and connect teachers to opportunities to lead in real ways at the policy level.

How does it work? 
Teach Plus recruits and selects Policy Fellows from across Clark County to participate in the cohort experience. You will become part of a larger movement of teacher leadership and help mobilize your peers around top issues impacting the teaching profession in Clark County. Teach Plus works with key stakeholders and policymakers to join the conversation. 

Nationally and locally, Teach Plus Policy Fellows have: 

  • Met with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office
  • Shaped state plans across the country for the Every Student Succeeds Act
  • Testified at the Nevada State Legislature, Teachers and Leaders Council and other policy-making entities
  • Been appointed to the State Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Cabinet and as Nevada Teacher of the Year
  • Joined Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as part of the  U.S. Department of Education’s official delegation to the International Summit on the Teaching Profession
  • Been published or featured in Education Week, the Associated Press, major local news publications, and have appeared on National Public Radio and local and national television outlets

Qualifications 

  • Be a current teacher of record with at least two (2) full years of teaching experience by July 2019
  • Have a track record of success teaching students in Clark County
  • Be ready to dedicate your time and passion to learning about policy and advocating on behalf of changes that impact high-needs students 

Application Process

Part 1 – Written Application
The written application asks you to complete general demographic information, short responses and provide contact information for two professional references (letters of reference are not required.) Applications are due March 10, 2019.

Part 2 – Interview 
You will be notified if you have been invited to participate in an interview. 

Part 3 – Selection
You will be notified if you have been selected to join the Clark County Teaching Policy Fellowship. If accepted, you will commit to attending the kick-off convening in Las Vegas on July 25-27, 2019, the formal school board presentation and spring capstone event. Fellows also commit to monthly sessions throughout the fellowship.

Click here to nominate a teacher!