Over the years, we have formally engaged the expertise, knowledge and resources of many groups, including our Board of Directors, local educators, NEA’s executive leadership, corporate and philanthropic partners, and others.
Guidance from our Senior Fellows will support further our local education reform projects that are co-developed by unions, districts, and communities and that are squarely focused on achieving equity and excellence. Partnerships like these are a signature feature of the NEA Foundation Closing the Achievement Gaps Initiative and Institute for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, in which collaboration helps ensure a high-quality education for all students.
Drawing upon the unique talents and expertise of the fellows, the Foundation aims to bring critical thought leadership to deepen and accelerate improvement of systems to increase teaching effectiveness and the quality of academic and non-academic supports to students and their families. Senior Fellows, according to their area of expertise: provide critical review of current and proposed Foundation programs; assist in the effort to externally position Foundation programs and impact within the broader education reform community; and assist in the identification and development of new knowledge and resource partners.