Frequently Asked Questions
With so many different fellowships and opportunities out there for educators, you probably have a lot of questions about The Green Fellowship. We hope the explanations below give you a better understanding of our program basics. If you have any remaining questions after reading this over, please connect with us! A recruiter would be more than happy to continue the conversation.
What is the Green Fellowship?
The Green Fellowship is a cohort of experienced educators collectively dedicated to sharpening their instructional skills through leadership development.
Fellows receive individualized coaching based on their needs as an educator and meet monthly in a small cohort that allows for in-depth discussions with emerging leaders across their region.
Programming focuses on highly relevant topics in education, community engagement, social entrepreneurship, and civic impact.
Who is eligible?
Licensed educators with at least 2+ years of classroom experience
Evidence of teaching excellence, leadership growth, and community involvement
State certified teaching license
Willing to relocate to a new region
How does it work?
Green Fellows join a small cohort of peers among a thriving alumni network in one of four Teach For America regions:
The Green Fellowship is primarily for educators teaching and leading outside of one of our four regions. However, local candidates in Kansas City and local TFA alumni in Providence and Baton Rouge are eligible to apply.
Where can I teach?
Green Fellows can work in student- facing roles as teachers, instructional coaches, or school leaders. The following placements are the highest need in each region:
Baton Rouge: K-12 core subjects and SPED
Indianapolis: Pre-K-12 core subjects, ELL and SPED
Kansas City: Pre-K-12 core subjects, ELL and SPED
Providence: 1-12 core subjects, ELL and SPED
Each region sources positions that further their impact within their community.
What are the benefits?
Our benefits are designed to invest and give back to educators while they invest in their communities. Green Fellowship benefits for the 2023-2024 school year include:
A $10,000 annual award to be used at your discretion, in addition to your salary
Moving expenses for you and anyone in your household
Individualized coaching options
Monthly professional development
Additional school based bonuses
What kind of programming will I get?
Each year we host four national programming sessions (with all four regions: Kansas City, Baton Rouge, Providence, and Indianapolis) and four regional sessions. You will hear from leaders in education, your community, and investigate new trends in education.
You will also network and spend time finding solutions to problems in your classroom with your peers.
What does the timeline look like?
Application to Offer
You can expect approximately four weeks from the time you submit an application to receiving a decision.
Interviewing for Positions
After you accept, you will work with your regional team to find a best fit position.
Moving to your New Region
All Green Fellows are expected to be in their new region before they begin training with their new school. The timeline for moving is flexible to allow you as much time as you need to relocate.
Any other questions?
We'd be happy to answer any other questions you have about the Green Fellowship program or the process.
For more information, connect with a recruiter here.