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Elevate your voice. Inspire action. Influence change.
The America Achieves Fellowship for Teachers and Principals (AAFTP) offers excellent educators an opportunity to be change agents. The Fellowship empowers outstanding educators to elevate their voice in public conversations about teaching and learning, assume leadership roles in schools and communities, influence policies at the local, state and national levels and work alongside other top-tier educators to solve complex challenges in education. We believe that outstanding educators know best what will help their students and schools succeed and are excited that you're interested in joining this movement!
The Fellowship believes that effective policymaking happens when expert educators have a seat at the decision-making table. To that end, the Fellowship is seeking a diverse group of educators who:

  • Have a positive effect on student outcomes
  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Are solutions-oriented
  • Show respect and humility
  • Are committed to advancing the profession
  • Possess strong communications skills
  • Have an interest in shaping education policy

​The application consists of short-answer essay questions and will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
The America Achieves Fellowship for Teachers and Principals Fellowship is seeking Fellows to join the 2016-2017 cohort. As states grapple with how to best implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), our national work will focus on state level impact. We are currently accepting applications from the following states: Colorado and New York. We hope to expand the Fellowship into other areas in the near future and if you'd like to remain in our database to receive notice of recruitment in your area, please click here

If you have any questions about the program or content of your application, please contact If you need technical support, please go to to put in a request.