Houston Policy Fellowship

Training teachers as advocates to ensure that teachers and students thrive in Houston

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Application Deadline: April 17, 2023

Houston-area Teachers:

You are invited to apply for the Teach Plus Texas Houston Policy Fellowship, a highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Houston-area teachers who are looking to use their classroom experience and education policy knowledge to inform decisions affecting Houston-area students and teachers.

What do you do?

Houston Policy Fellows participate in a year-long cohort experience (with the option for a second year), which equips and empowers them to bridge the gap between teachers, key stakeholders, and policymakers in the Houston-area. As a Houston Policy Fellow, you will become part of a larger movement of teacher leadership while further developing and amplifying your voice. As part of your experience, Teach Plus Texas will connect you with policymakers and provide other opportunities for you to propose policy solutions, testify, write op-eds, and meet with district and state level decision-makers.

How does it work?

Teach Plus Texas recruits and selects Houston Policy Fellows from Houston-area districts to participate in a cohort experience. During the program year, fellows work with staff to amplify teacher voice and inform policymakers on educator preparation program access, the clinical teaching experience, teacher retention, and other issues affecting the Houston-area teacher pipeline.


Teachers with the following qualifications and characteristics are eligible for the Houston Policy Fellowship:

  • Current Houston-area teachers of record (PK-12)
  • 2+ years of experience by July 2023
  • Track record of success teaching students
  • Committed to staying in a student-facing role throughout the fellowship year
  • Passionate about sharing their classroom experience and policy knowledge on behalf of Houston-area teachers and students
  • Teach Plus Texas program alumni are encouraged to apply

Application Process:

Phase 1 - Written Application

Complete and submit a written application prior to the deadline: April 17, 2023.

Phase 2 - Interview

Candidates participate in both an individual phone interview and a group activity via Zoom. If advanced, candidates select a day and time that works best for their schedule. Interviews will take place between May 3-4, 2023.

Phase 3 - Final Status Notifications

All candidates will receive notification of their final status on Friday, May 5, 2023.

Application Deadline: April 17, 2023

Questions? Contact Antonio Sangueza at asangueza@teachplus.org.

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