Fund for Teachers

Since 2004 Expeditionary Learning has partnered with Fund for Teachers (FFT), a non-profit organization that supports educators' efforts to develop skills, knowledge and confidence that impact student achievement. By trusting teachers to design unique summer professional learning experiences (fellowships), FFT grants validate teachers' professionalism and leadership. Since 2001, FFT has invested $20 million in more than 5,500 teachers, transforming grants into growth for teachers and their students, 428 of those have been to EL teachers.  Applicants may receive up to $5,000 for individuals or $10,000 for team fellowships. 

See a list of the Fund for Teachers 2015 Expeditionary Learning Fellows here.

The application process for 2015 is closed. Please check back soon for information on the 2016 application process.

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Read about the 2014 Expeditionary Learning Fellows here. 

Featured 2014 FFT Alums:

Jenn Love, 
Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences, Santa Fe, NM

Venture Academy Teachers,
 Marriott-Slaterville, UT

Tapestry Charter School Teachers,
 Buffalo, NY

Megan DeRitter, Monarch Academy, Glen Burnie, MD

Scott Lammer, Prescott Elementary School, Dubuque, IA   

Featured 2013 FFT Alums:

Ellen Fracassini, Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, New York, NY

Warsaw Middle School Teachers, Pittsfield, ME

Jennifer Sunderland, Polaris Expeditionary Learning School, Fort Collins, CO

Jeffrey Dyer, Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy, Prescott, AZ


Fund For Teachers Resources

Application deadline: The 2015 application process has closed. Please check back soon for info on the 2016 process.

Fund For Teachers Calendar of events:

Teacher Portal:

Teacher Project Search: A great resource for teachers looking to see what other Fellows have done: