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 K-3 Attend Spanish language school in Mexico for total language and cultural immersion. Washington , DC Playa Del Carmen Mexico Mexico North America Marnie Hamilton Rudolph Elementary School 2006 Washington DC Program
Science 11-12 Assist with research of the Anegada rock iguana, wild flamingoes, and marine life on Anegada, which is an island in the Caribbean that is home to all three research opportunities Tulsa, OK The Settlement Anegada, British Virgin Islands United States North America Jennifer Kneafsey Union 2006 Oklahoma Program
Language/Cultural Immersion 3rd-5th Travel to Xian to study and explore the Chinese language, culture, history, and people. HOUSTON, TX Xi'an Shaanxi China Asia Daniel Alcazar-Roman ROOSEVELT EL 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Language/Cultural Immersion 5 Participate in the First Step World Language and Cultural Education Program in Oaxaca, Mexico. Washington, DC Oaxaca Oaxaca Mexico North America Hope Harrod Truesdell Elementary 2006 Washington DC Program
Science 10 Travel to Dominica to complete courses at the Institute for Tropical Marine Ecology. Oakland, CA Roseau Commonwealth of Dominica Dominica North America Arthi Balu Oakland High School 2006 San Francisco/Oakland Program
Science 6-8 Start at the Nat’l Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder (CO), then drive and cycle through eight national parks, from Yellowstone to Banff (Canada), collecting weather and geological data along the way Hyde Park, MA Jasper Alberta Canada North America Stephen Greene Rogers Middle School 2006 Boston Program
Language/Cultural Immersion 5 Travel to Mexico for a cultural and historical excursion. Springfield, MA Mexico City Mexico Federal District Mexico North America Maria Cahillane Alice B. Beal Elementary School 2006 EL Education Program
Visual/Performing Arts Pre - 5 Travel to Zimbabwe to take part in a 3-way Teacher Exchange, and to experience the Zimbabwean culture through homestays Norman, OK Harare, Zimbabwe/ Veneta,OR Mhondoro Villages & Oregon Zimbabwe Africa Cindy Scarberry Elementary - Monroe Elementary (Norman Public Schools) 2006 Oklahoma Program
Language/Cultural Immersion 4, 5, 7 Attend an intense Spanish language immersion course in Cuernavaca, Mexico designed for educators. Atlanta, GA Cuernavaca, Mexico Mexico City, Mexico (airport) Mexico North America Leisha Fordham Bolton Academy Elementary 2006 Atlanta Program
Language/Cultural Immersion 6 Study the culture of the Maori people of New Zealand Washington, DC Auckland and Rotorua New Zealand New Zealand Australia Julia Jones Smother Elementary School 2006 Washington DC Program
Visual/Performing Arts Pre-K-5th Travel to Zimbabwe to take part in a 3-way Teacher Exchange, and to experience the Zimbabwean culture through homestays Norman, OK Lani Garner Monroe Elementary School - Norman Public Schools 2006 Oklahoma Program
History/Social Studies PreK, 2,3,5,6 Travel to Europe to explore the relationship between select European canals and their surrounding communities. Rochester, NY Dublin, Ireland; Inverness, Scotland; Lincoln, Lee N/A United Kingdom Europe Shannon Stoll Hillman The Genesee Community Charter School 2006 EL Education Program
Language/Cultural Immersion 6th and 7th Travel to Tokyo, Japan to study, discover, and document Japanese culture, language, traditions, religion, history, and technological advances Sapulpa, OK Tokyo Japan Japan Asia Lisa Carr Sapulpa 2006 Oklahoma Program
Other 3-5 Attend the National Conference on Differentiated Instruction to explore the latest research based strategies for differentiated instruction. Atlanta, GA Las Vegas Nevada United States North America Molly Campbell Bolton Academy Elementary 2006 Atlanta Program
Other 1st-5th Participate in the National Conference on Differentiated Instruction Tulsa, OK Las Vegas Nevada United States North America Jill Fitts Jarman 2006 Oklahoma Program
Other Participate in the National Conference on Differentiated Instruction Tulsa, OK Barbara Smith Jarman 2006 Oklahoma Program
Language/Cultural Immersion 9-12 Volunteer to teach English to students in orphanages and schools in rural Kenya and in return learn Swahili and experience immersion in East African culture Roxbury, MA Nairobi Nairobi Kenya Africa Erin Connearney Boston Adult Technical Academy 2006 Boston Program
Science 8th Our team hopes to purchase and learn to use both an Aquaponics system (intergrated ecosystem that raises fish and simultaneously grows plants) and a greenhouse for interdisciplinary purposes on our school campus. Atlanta, GA Atlanta Georgia United States North America Alex Micacchione Young Middle School 2006 Atlanta Program
Language/Cultural Immersion 9-12 Volunteer to teach English to students in orphanages and schools in rural Kenya and in return learn Swahili and experience immersion in East African culture Roxbury, MA Rebecca Foley Boston Adult Technical Academy 2006 Boston Program
Literacy Kindergarten Attend the 7th annual "I Teach K!" National Kindergarten Teacher Conference in Nashville, TN. KATY, TX Lynn Banks ZELMA HUTSELL EL 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Literacy Kindergarten Attend the 7th annual "I Teach K!" National Kindergarten Teacher Conference in Nashville, TN. KATY, TX Lea Ann Hobbs ZELMA HUTSELL EL 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Literacy Participate in the Expeditionary Learning Primary Institute. Decatur, GA Boston Massachusetts United States North America Celeste Tibbets Clairemont Elementary School 2006 EL Education Program
Language/Cultural Immersion 9-12 Study Colombian art and literature while immersing in the culture and language of South America Tulsa, OK Cartagena Colombia Colombia South America Amy Cauthon-Smith Holland Hall School 2006 Oklahoma Program
Language/Cultural Immersion 10,11,12 Spend four weeks in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to learn Portuguese, take part in seminars at the Paulo Freire Institute, and visit public and private schools to learn about attitudes toward — and access to — education Brighton, MA Sao Paolo, Sao Paolo Brazil South America Ronald Bennett Brighton High School 2006 Boston Program
Language/Cultural Immersion 6-8 Visit a variety of sites throughout Puerto Rico enhancing knowledge and experience in culture and geology Edmond, OK San Juan Puerto Rico United States North America Tammy McManis Middle School- Edmond Sequoyah 2006 Oklahoma Program
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