Alice Huffard Richards Leadership Fellowship for Teachers

The Teacher Leadership Fellowship was established in memory of Alice Huffard Richards by her family, to honor her legacy.
<h3>Fellowship Award Purpose:</h3>
To promote and support teacher’s professional development, provide depth in creative learning opportunities for teachers that also strengthen their leadership skills personally, professionally and as a citizen.  In doing so, the fellowships are intended to enhance teaching excellence and the leadership capacity within Carrollton City, Bremen City and Carroll, Haralson and Heard County schools.
<h3>The Award:</h3>
A fellowship of $5,000 will be awarded to West Georgia school systems on behalf of a selected teacher fellow,  via an open application process.   Applications are to be completed and submitted by the teacher.  They will be reviewed and award decisions made by a Selection Committee of The Community Foundation of West Georgia.   Award notifications will be made on or before March 1, 2016  for fellowships to be completed during the 2016 calendar year.
<h3>Application Deadline: <strong>January 15, 2016.</strong></h3>
To be considered, all applications must be received by The Community Foundation of West Georgia <strong>Before 4:00 P.M. on January 15, 2016.</strong>
<h3>To Apply:</h3>
Click <strong><span style=”color: #339966;”><a href=”http://www.cfwg.net/alice-huffard-richards-leadership-fellowship-for-teachers-application-2015/”><span style=”color: #339966;”>HERE</span></a><span style=”color: #339966;”> </span></span></strong><span style=”color: #000000;”>to complete the  2016 Application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications without letters of reference will not be considered.</span>

<strong>Use of Award Funds:  </strong>

Fellowship funds can be used for the pursuit of additional teaching certifications, AHR encourages any of or a combination of the following:

o   Professional leadership coaching/mentoring

o   Immersion in successful school models in other parts of the U.S. <em>or abroad</em>

o   Membership/active participation in leadership groups/associations (such as Leadership Carroll or others)

o   Leadership Conference participation

o   Creative endeavors

o   Travel

o   Specialized certifications will be considered

o  Educational Policy or advocacy: (Example: The Educational Policy Fellowship Program through  Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education)
<h3><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><strong>Eligible / Ineligible Expenses</strong></span></h3>
<strong>The 5,000.00 fellowship award is restricted for use <em>by The Fellow</em> for professional and/or civic and personal leadership development. </strong>

<strong><u>Examples of ELIGIBLE EXPENSES include, <em>but are not limited to</em></u>:</strong>

– Travel: Airfare, lodging, mileage, food, parking, ground transportation, tips

– Relevant Conferences, Seminars, Workshops

– <a href=”http://www.gpee.org/Education-Policy-Fellowship-Program.42.0.html”>Georgia Partners for Education Annual Fellowship</a> fees/expenses (or similar activities in educational activities)

– Substitute teachers, as may be required to cover classroom while teacher is attending off campus trainings/activities or civic group meetings/events.

– Apprenticeships

– Leadership and/or civic association membership dues (such as Leadership Carroll, Rotary International or others)

– Cultural or technological immersion

–Training on how to serve effectively on a nonprofit board and/or board placement program (<a href=”https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org/help-the-cause/volunteer/vip-board-training/”><strong>VIP</strong></a> or similar programming)

–Your project idea which aligns well with the Fellowship’s stated goals and intentions

<strong> </strong><strong><u>Examples of INELIGIBLE EXPENSES-USE OF AWARD FUNDS include but are not limited to</u>:</strong>

– Student programming

– School programming or curriculum or facility investments or materials

– Classroom supplies instructional materials etc.

– Events or activities for students or student groups

<strong>*The Fellowship can not be used for advanced degrees.</strong>

<em>The applicant must demonstrate </em>how these activities <em>and expenditures listed on the application</em> will specifically develop the applicant’s <strong>teaching</strong> <strong>leadership skills</strong>, increase knowledge base and promote teaching excellence. <strong>  </strong>

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<strong> E</strong><strong>ligibility:</strong>
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<li><strong><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>ANY</span> public school teacher holding an active certification who is now teaching at the elementary, middle or high school level in Carrollton or Bremen City Schools or Carroll, Haralson or Heard County Schools and who plans to continue teaching there, is eligible to apply for the fellowship.</strong></li>
<li><strong>New teachers are encouraged to apply.</strong></li>
<li><strong>Prior fellowship awardees  <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>may not</span> re-apply .</strong></li>
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<strong>Requirements of Fellowship Awardees:</strong>

<strong>REPORTING:</strong>

<strong>Submit a final Fellowship Year-End Report summarizing their fellowship year including </strong>

<strong>1).Budget:</strong>  Provide a detailed list of expenditures/receipts showing how fellowship award funds were used

<strong>2). Narrative:</strong>     Describe the actions/activities conducted AND the benefits/impact on the fellow and his/her school.

(Photos are welcomed, but not required).

<strong>REPORT DEADLINE:  </strong>The year-end report should be submitted once fellowship activities are completed, ideally by the end of the calendar year but no later than March 1, 2016 for 2015 Grantees.

<strong>SCHOOL PRESENTATION:</strong> Fellows are asked to present to their teaching team/school staff a summary of their fellowship year, learnings and experiences in a way that maximizes the impact of their fellowship so it can also benefits their teaching team and school.  The fellow’s final report to The Fund should document completion of this presentation.

— Email: <a href=”mailto:p.allanglick@comcast.net?Subject=AHR%20Fund%20Teacher%20Fellowship%20Application” target=”_blank”>p.allanglick@comcast.net</a> (Please use subject Line AHR Fund Teacher Fellowship Application)

Fellowship award decisions will be announced on or before March, 2016.
<h2><strong>Application Instruction Overview:</strong></h2>
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<li><strong> GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS</strong>:</li>
<li>CAREFULLY REVIEW THE FELLOWSHIP’S PURPOSE &amp;TERMS</li>
<li>PLAN THE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES YOU’D LIKE TO COMPLETE DURING THE FELLOWSHIP.</li>
<li>RESEARCH/ ESTIMATE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PLANNED FELLOWSHIP TERM ACTIVITIES. THEN DEVELOP YOUR BUDGET USING THIS FORMAT. <a href=”http://www.cfwg.net/?p=2067″>BUDGET EXAMPLE</a></li>
<li>Review through the entire application before beginning. Make note of the required attachments such as your letter of reference and collect them in advance.</li>
<li>NOW YOU’RE READY TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION We recommend typing your responses in Word so you can keep track of word count and save a copy for yourself then copy and paste into this online application.:</li>
<li>ATTACH YOUR BUDGET TO BUDGET SECTION</li>
<li>ATTACH REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS AS FOLLOWS:</li>
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— <strong><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>All attachments</span> should include a footer</strong> with your name and application date <em>at bottom of every page</em>.

— <strong>While saving attachments in this online application, use the following file name format</strong>:  First Initial. Last Name. Document Title. Year of Award. Award Name.   <strong>Example</strong> file name: <strong><em>S.Smith.Budget.2016AHRFellowship</em></strong>
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<li>AGREE TO FELLOWSHIP TERMS IN CERTIFICATION SECTION</li>
<li>SAVE COPIES OF THE APPLICATION: S<strong>ave an electronic copy of your application for you records. </strong>If selected, you will be required to share this original application with your school system, The AHR Fund and CFWG for their records.  <em>If selected, you will be required to submit a copy of your original proposal, final budget, receipts for all expenses and a final report to AHR Fund at the close of the fellowship term</em>.</li>
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