Heinemann Fellows Program

The current application period has ended.
Our next application cycle will begin in spring 2018.

The Heinemann Fellows Program
Heinemann Publishing is seeking applicants to become part of our newest class of Heinemann Fellows, a small group of educators who exhibit exceptional promise for concentrated, enhanced pedagogy. This talented fellowship of individuals will pursue the shared goal of advancing the teaching profession. Any K-12 teacher or administrator is eligible regardless of amount of experience or position held. Membership in this group is not a reward for past accomplishments but rather an investment in an educator's originality, insight, and potential impact on the teaching profession. Ellin Oliver Keene will serve as the Chair of this group. Ellin is the author of numerous professional books on the teaching of reading. She facilitates in depth professional residencies in schools across the US and is currently writing a book on student engagement. Learn more about the current Heinemann Fellows and their experiences including blog posts and video spotlights by current Heinemann Fellows.

Why a Heinemann Fellows Program?
Heinemann's primary purpose in establishing this group is to expand what we learn from practicing educators. Since our ability to advance the profession is tightly coupled with our understanding of the day-to-day lives of teachers, conducting a series of regular, intimate gatherings with a group of talented and reflective educators will influence our publishing decisions and ensure that we keep a finger on the pulse of varied classrooms and educator experiences.

The common thread among members will be their interest in learning from one another and their desire to share what they know. Fellows will be ambassadors for their schools and districts, as well as for Heinemann.

Benefits of Becoming a Heinemann Fellow

Expectations and Responsibilities of Fellows

Apply online. Application deadline is February 15, 2016 (11:59 pm eastern time). Announcements will be made April 29, 2016. Accepted Fellows will serve a two year term.

Your application must include:

  1. Completed online application form
  2. Updated resume
  3. Three letters of recommendation from colleagues, students, and/or parents of students
  4. Writing sample(s) (previously written pieces are acceptable)
  5. Answers to three short essay questions
  6. Recent photo of yourself (casual snapshot is acceptable)

Some applicants may also be interviewed by telephone. We regret that we can only accept applicants residing and teaching in the United States.

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