Hackley School Launches Teaching Fellowship for the 2021-22 Academic Year!

[Tarrytown, New York] January 22, 2021

Hackley School has begun recruitment for a 12-month Teaching Fellowship, advancing key efforts highlighted in our strategic plan, Redefining Excellence: Learning Beyond Boundaries, and in our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. The fellowship—which runs from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022—pairs Fellows from diverse backgrounds with dedicated mentor teachers on site, promoting growth and cultivating rich learning experiences, and preparing the small cohort to ultimately work in Independent School settings.

“Hackley's Teaching Fellowship aims to prepare early career educators for successful careers in schools. Our goal is to help diversify the ranks of independent school educators, providing opportunities for new teachers to gain experiences that can be difficult to come by when seeking a first teaching role. Fellows will be mentored by experienced Hackley teachers, creating important support structures and positioning them for success,” says Head of School Michael C. Wirtz. “This program demonstrates how Hackley can pursue our mission, while also serving a greater public purpose.”
Once accepted into the program, Fellows will begin their training by participating in our Hudson Scholars program—a tuition-free support and enrichment program designed to enhance the learning experience for Middle School students from Public Schools in the Tarrytown District. Fellows will continue their training throughout the year by participating in curriculum across all three Hackley divisions: Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School.  
The Teaching Fellowship directly supports a key pillar of Redefining Excellence—to build for the future, cultivating the next generation of independent school educators. It also supports the Hiring and Retention goals of our DEI plan, developing ways to attract candidates of color, and diversifying faculty and staff at our school and beyond.
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Program Description: Teaching Fellowship
To Apply: Please send materials to Michael Wirtz, Head of School, at mwirtz@hackleyschool.org. Mention ‘Hackley School Teaching Fellowship’ in the subject line.
For more information: Michael C. Wirtz, Head of School
About Hackley School: Mission & Culture