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Growing opportunity so that all New Mexico students can reach their potential.

Do you want to change the game for students in New Mexico?
Are you a leader with the fortitude to develop and launch an exceptional school?
Become a New Mexico Future Schools Fellow.

This unique, two-year fellowship program provides you with individualized training and
support to design and launch a public charter school in New Mexico.
Fellowship Overview

Year 1: Training

A rigorous, in-depth learning experience to facilitate school design and charter-writing
focused on:
• Delivering high-quality curriculum and instruction
• Creating a mission-driven culture
• Hiring and developing great educators
• Building a high-functioning board
• Engaging Families and communities
• Learning from high-performing schools and education organizations
• Earning charter authorization
• In-state and out-of-state excellent school visits
• A month-long leadership residency experience

Year 2: Planning

Following charter authorization, individualized coaching and local support for:
• Developing as a results-driven leader
• Building and training your team
• Recruiting students
• Securing a facility and funding
• Setting up strong systems for operations, governance, finance, legal, and
compliance functions
• Preparing to open your school
Candidate Profile
• Unequivocal belief that all students can achieve at high levels regardless of
their backgrounds
• Demonstrated track record of achieving ambitious outcomes in education or
another sector

• School-based and/or non-profit leadership experience (instructional coach,
dean, AP, principal, program director, executive director, etc.)
o People management experience prioritized
• A clear vision and compelling rationale for wanting to launch a charter school
and the ability inspire others to invest in their vision
• Desire to launch and lead an academically-focused school that will prepare all
students to attend college if they so choose (acknowledging there are many
school models that prepare students for college access and success)
• Clear commitment to a New Mexico community and a demonstrated
willingness and capacity to build relationships with families and local partners

Fellowship Details

• Year 1 Stipend of $95,000
• Startup funding and coaching support for Year 2 and the school launch year
following charter authorization
• Applications accepted on a rolling basis through March 15, 2023
• Fellowship begins August 2023
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