Five-Year Fellowship Program Supports Beginning Mathematics and Science Teachers


Moorestown, N.J., July 24, 2018 – The Knowles Teacher Initiative today announced the members of its newest cohort of Teaching Fellows. The 2018 Cohort is made up of 34 early-career, high school mathematics and science teachers, including eight who taught abroad, three published authors, one doctoral graduate in chemistry, one international conference presenter, one urban farmer and one engineer.

The Knowles Teaching Fellows Program is an intensive and cohesive, five-year program that supports early-career, high school mathematics and science teachers in their efforts to develop teaching expertise and lead from the classroom. Valued at more than $150,000, Knowles Teaching Fellows receive access to a wide range of benefits—stipends; grants for professional development, classroom materials and National Board Certification; coaching and mentoring from experienced teachers and teacher educators; support for teacher leadership initiatives; and membership in a national community of more than 300 math and science educators.

“The Knowles community grows stronger each year with the addition of new math and science teachers who possess the drive and desire to improve education in their classrooms and beyond,” wrote Knowles Executive Director and CEO Nicole Gillespie. “We look forward to supporting our 2018 Teaching Fellows in their efforts to transform mathematics and science education.”

2018 Knowles Teaching Fellow Dominic Lucido commented, “As a Knowles Fellow, I expect to gain many valuable collaborative relationships with other teachers that challenge and support my growth as an educator.”

To learn more about the members of the 2018 Cohort of Knowles Teaching Fellows, visit

Applications for 2019 Knowles Teaching Fellowships are due by 11:59 pm PST on November 25, 2018. For more information about the Fellowship, visit