Fellows by Category

Norman Atkins seeks to reinvent teacher education through a “nurse practitioner” model of teacher training that focuses on practice above theory, and that links teacher certification to demonstrated results in the classroom. 

Organization: Beyond 12

Alex Bernadotte is improving college graduation rates for students from low-income communities by bridging the data gap between K-12 education and U.S. colleges and universities.

Creating a nationwide brotherhood of African American students committed to lifelong leadership and service through principled, reciprocal and service-oriented communities of peers

Organization: Turnaround for Children

Dr. Pam Cantor is working to reengineer public schools to respond to the recurring challenges of teaching and learning that stem from the traumatic impact of poverty.

Organization: Rocketship Education

Addressing the achievement gap through an elementary school model that re-imagines the school day, combines online and classroom instruction, and delivers quality charter education on public funds alone.

Organization: Peer Health Exchange

Louise Davis Langheier founded Peer Health Exchange to provide comprehensive health education to teens across the country through a network of volunteer peer educators.

Organization: See Forever

Breaking the cycle of poverty and recidivism that plagues inner city youth through a comprehensive approach that includes academics, job training, and counseling in an attempt to fill the cracks left by institutional failure.

Organization: Strive Together

Jeff Edmondson is uniting local leaders within education, government, and the philanthropic community behind a common vision and measurable set of goals, and supplying them with the tools, infrastructure, and peer community they need to improve educational outcomes from cradle-to-career.

Changing the way public schools educate disadvantaged children through securing contractual commitments by students, parents, and teachers to do whatever is required to ensure the students’ academic success.

Organization: Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin, living with autism, has revolutionized livestock handling by using her ability to see the world in a different way to develop a deeper understanding of animal behavior.

Organization: Expeditionary Learning

Scott Hartl is changing both what teachers teach and how they teach it, through the creation of free and open resources, including curricula, lesson plans, and video documentation drawn straight from the classroom.

Organization: WonderLab

Temp Keller recently founded and is now the CEO of WonderLab, a membership-based, supplemental learning lab for middle school-aged children 9 to 14. which empowers students by providing powerful supplement to students’ current educational program — whether public, private or homeschooling.

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