Ayers Leadership Fellows
Just as important as having good teachers in the classroom, schools need good administrators as well. Whether it be in personal and ethical leadership, visionary leadership, learning-focused leadership or organizational leadership, fellows will be challenged to bring skills back to their districts to help them become highly effective leaders in their schools.
The Ayers Foundation has made scholarships available for these aspiring school leaders, and Ayers Leadership Fellows will be selected from a pool of applicants based on merit and innovative partnerships with their individual school districts.
Ayers Leadership Fellows will earn a Master of Education (M.Ed.) or Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Educational Leadership at Lipscomb University and an administrative license in the state of Tennessee. Fellows will engage in field experiences and direct mentoring relationships with current educational leaders, and will be engaged in coursework designed to enhance researched-based best-practice leadership skills. A maximum of 15 Fellows will be selected in May to begin classes in August 2015.
The Ayers Foundation and Lipscomb's College of Education have made a new partnership program and scholarships available for aspiring school leaders throughout the region to earn an educational leadership master’s or education specialist degree with administrative licensure. Below you'll find resources explaining the fellows program, school district engagement and the program's timeline.
Application and scholarship forms will be accepted beginning immediately and continuing through March 31, 2015.
About the Program and Institute
For more information about this program, view the press release. You may also want to learn more about the Ayers Institute at Lipscomb.