The Fellows program is designed to give local leaders a unique, behind-the-scenes look into several schools within Florence 1 Schools. Over the course of about eight months, leaders see firsthand some of the daily struggles and constraints educators face in the classroom. Leaders hear about seismic shifts in student needs and the additional state and federal requirements now placed on schools, teachers and administrators in Florence 1 Schools.
Each month’s program centers on a different educational experience that is unique to the classroom. The Fellows in Education program offers opportunities for community leaders to contribute to the development of better education policies in the communities in which they live and work.
Within the Fellows program interested participants take part in a “Principal for a Day” exercise. This allows someone to spend a portion of a day with an area school principal while conducting the daily duties of running the school.
The Fellows in Education Program is composed of a select group of community and business leaders who are civic-minded and who support the need for the expansion of our local educational resources.
The program begins each September and the first of eight sessions will begin in October. Each session will begin at 11:00 am and end before 1:00 pm and lunch will be served as part of the program. Sessions will be held at a different school campuses each month (locations will be announced at orientation). Meetings generally occur the first Tuesday of the month.
For more information on the Fellows in Education program, please contact: