A+ Schools is striving to diversify the A+ Fellows cohort and is specifically seeking applicants who reflect the people of our state, as well as professionals who can work during the school day. Learn more about the role of an A+ Fellow below and register for an upcoming information session in Charlotte (Feb. 9), Fayetteville (Feb. 16), or Raleigh (Feb. 18). Registration closes on January 31, 2023.

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

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.

Apprentice Fellows are selected biennially. If you would like to be considered for the next Apprentice Fellows cycle, please contact A+ Schools Program Coordinator Jennifer Huggins at jennifer.huggins@ncdcr.gov to express your interest or for more information.

The process for becoming an A+ Fellow starts here