Fund For Teachers
Fund for Teachers has awarded $30 million in grants to nearly 8,000 of America's top educators. FFT Fellows have traveled to 151 different countries on all seven continents. Fund for Teachers honors the professionalism of dedicated teachers and values their judgment as to what best impacts their practice​.

All fellowships awarded are self-designed. To learn more about our teachers and their projects use the search tool provided below.

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Subject Area Grade Level Project Description School Location Destination City Destination State Destination Country Destination Continent Name School Name Fellowship Year Program Post Fellowship Report
Language/Cultural Immersion 6-8 Volunteer to teach English in Chengdu, China, while learning to speak Mandarin, then tour the surrounding region to better understand the country from which many students come Charlestown, MA Chengdu Sichuan Providence China Asia Anwar Qazilbash Edwards Middle School 2006 Boston Program
History/Social Studies 9-12 Study political geography of Athens and other city-states of Greece to explore the relationship between geography and citizenship Tulsa, OK Athens Attica Greece Europe Jennifer Howland Memorial 2006 Oklahoma Program
Advanced Education/Leadership 1 Attend the Professional Learning Communities at Work Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada. El Reno, OK Las Vegas Nevada United States North America Corinn Allen Rose Witcher Elementary 2006 Oklahoma Program
Advanced Education/Leadership Pre-K to K Attend the Biennial AG Bell International Conference to study and discuss issues regarding oral, deaf and hearing impairment education with experts, educators, and parents. Houston, TX Pamela Black Center for Hearing and Speech 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Advanced Education/Leadership 8 Attend The Project Zero Classroom at Harvard University. Portland, ME Cambridge Massachusettes United States North America Gus Goodwin King Middle School 2006 EL Education Program
Advanced Education/Leadership Pre-k to K Attend the Biennial AG Bell International Conference to study and discuss issues regarding oral, deaf and hearing impairment education with experts, educators, and parents. Houston, TX Merrily Riley Center for Hearing and Speech 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Advanced Education/Leadership Pre-K to K Attend the Biennial AG Bell International Conference to study and discuss issues regarding oral, deaf and hearing impairment education with experts, educators, and parents. Houston, TX Mary Martinez Center for Hearing and Speech 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Advanced Education/Leadership Pre-k to K Attend the Biennial AG Bell International Conference to study and discuss issues regarding oral, deaf and hearing impairment education with experts, educators, and parents. Houston, TX Kristi Ferguson Center for Hearing and Speech 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Advanced Education/Leadership Pre-K to K Attend the Biennial AG Bell International Conference to study and discuss issues regarding oral, deaf and hearing impairment education with experts, educators, and parents. Houston, TX Javiya Gray Center for Hearing and Speech 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Science 8th Participate in a research expedition that examines the effect of environmental factors on coastal and marine ecosystems in Southern Belize. SPRING, TX Punta Gorda Belize Belize North America Stacey Vance SCHINDEWOLF INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Other Kindergarten Attend the Creativity Workshop in Florence, Italy to learn strategies that nurture student creativity. Atlanta, GA Florence Itlay Italy Europe Mimi Hassler Brandon Elementary 2006 Atlanta Program
Advanced Education/Leadership 2 Visit schools and orphanages to develop a sustainable curriculum for young activists and set up classrooms and trade schools in Thailand. Washington, DC Bangkok Kanchanaburi Province Thailand Asia Claire-Michelle Tesh John Eaton Elementary 2006 Washington DC Program
Literature/Writing 7,8,9,10,11,12 Study the impact of colonialism on the literature and culture of Trinidad, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Brooklyn, NY Port of Spain, Santo Domingo, San Juan Trinidad Trinidad and Tobago North America Erin Bauer High School for Global Citizenship 2006 New York City Program
Language/Cultural Immersion 1 Through Cross-Cultural Solutions, volunteer to teach English at the primary school in Moshi, Tanzania, while exploring a sisterschool relationship Dorchester, MA Dar El Salaam Moshi, Kilimanjaro Tanzania Africa Anne Roman Stone Elementary School 2006 Boston Program
Other D-1 Travel to San Diego, California to attend the National Educational Computing Conference Pryor, OK San Diego California United States North America Linda Tincher Lincoln Elementary School-Pryor Public Schools 2006 Oklahoma Program
Language/Cultural Immersion 4-5 A study of the diverse cultures of Polynesia Catoosa, OK Islands of Oahu, Kauai, Big Island & Maui Hawaii United States North America Teresa Ratzlaff Cherokee 2006 Oklahoma Program
Advanced Education/Leadership 1 Attend the Professional Learning Communities at Work Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada. El Reno, OK Janice Palmer Rose Witcher Elementary 2006 Oklahoma Program
Literacy Kindergarten Attend the 7th annual "I Teach K!" National Kindergarten Teacher Conference in Nashville, TN. KATY, TX Nashville TN United States North America Laura Shamrock ZELMA HUTSELL EL 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Science 10, 11, 12 Travel to several successful marine and terrestrial wildlife reserves in South Africa to explore the conservation and management strategies used. New York, NY Johannesburg N/A South Africa Africa Anna MacPherson Millennium High School 2006 New York City Program
History/Social Studies 7th, 8th The Camino de Santiago is a 30-day hike which follows the footsteps of Celts and Christians on an ancient pilgrimage route in northern Spain. Los Angeles, CA Madrid Madrid Spain Europe Sheryl Coulon John Adams Middle School 2006 Los Angeles Program
Other K-5 To study yoga and the ways of the shamans in Peru in order to be able to better incorporate meditation, yoga and other energy clearing methodologies for improving behavior and motivation in the classroom. Los Angeles, CA Lima Lima, Peru United States North America Lauren Weissman Alexander Science Center School 2006 Los Angeles Program
Science 8th 16-day, scientific study tour of New Zealand sponsored by the Geological Society of America Owasso, OK Auckland New Zealand New Zealand Australia Susan Oliver 8th Grade Center 2006 Oklahoma Program
Language/Cultural Immersion K-5,10-12 Travel to Oaxaca, Mexico to continue a research study on the indigenous culture of the Zapotec Indians in the village of Teotitlan del Valle. Oakland, CA Oaxaca Oaxaca Mexico North America Karen Fan Redwood Heights Elementary School 2006 San Francisco/Oakland Program
Literature/Writing 6,7,8 To attend two workshops at the 2006 Iowa Summer Writing Festival, adapt workshop exercises for a middle school classroom, and create a documentary featuring working writers. Los Angeles, CA Iowa City Iowa United States North America Rebecca Hopkins St. Mary School 2006 Los Angeles Program
Literacy 1st Attend the 7th annual "I Teach K!" National Kindergarten Teacher Conference in Nashville, TN. KATY, TX Karen McDonald ZELMA HUTSELL EL 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
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