Become an A+ Fellow

A+ Fellows conduct high-quality professional development for A+ schools and partner organizations. Because A+ professional development is based on a strong practitioner model, the fellows are leaders in the arts and education. Our current cadre of fellows is comprised of practicing classroom teachers, arts and special area teachers, administrators, artists, and writers. As a group, they represent the varied perspectives of the school community and the community at large and include teaching artists, school-based educators and administrators, district-level leaders and higher education faculty.


A+ Fellows enter the network as apprentices (potential fellows) with a wide range of expertise and experience and are asked to serve in this “cognitive apprenticeship” role for one year, observing and assisting veteran fellows as they conduct professional development. During this first year, Apprentice Fellows consider how their strengths might be used and what areas they need to develop. A+ Fellows are then assigned to work on teams that allow them to use their expertise.

If you would like to be considered for the next cycle of A+ Fellows applications, please contact A+ Schools Director Michelle Burrows to express your interest or for more information. Email or call (919) 814-6503.

The process for becoming an A+ Fellow starts here: