Kim Eckert
2018 LASTOY and Consultant, Stand for Children Louisiana

Wow - I cannot tell you how excited I am for this year's LEAD Fellowship!

The LEAD Fellowship provides educators and administrators with opportunities to hone their craft, study education policy, find and elevate their voice, engage with local and state policy makers, and advocate on behalf of all students.

This year, the LEAD Fellowship will kick off in November and wrap up in April 2022. We'll meet monthly to hear from elected leaders and subject matter experts, learn from one another, study policy, and find and strengthen our teacher voices. You can learn more here.

But if you're on the fence about applying, words from previous & returning Fellows may be the best reasons to apply: 

"I've been doing LEAD every year since we started! The connections & bonds I've made w/ fellow LEADers leave me stronger, inspired, & insatiably in support of students, families, teachers, & schools. I was already a strong teacher. Now I'm also a strong advocate and ally in education."-2018 LASTOY and 2021-22 LEAD Facilitator Kim Eckert

"There’s so much to say about the LEAD Fellowship. It has provided many opportunities to grow as an educator and leader. From policy updates and their impact to being able to properly advocate for students, it bring everything! You should definitely apply!! #LAEDCHAT #LaEd" -Repeat LEAD Fellow Wiley Brazier

"I would/will do it again. Best experience EVER!!" -Repeat LEAD Fellow Julie Mayeux

"As a participant, you will walk away with a plethora of vital information that will aid in the trajectory of your career." -Repeat LEAD Fellow Hollis Wilson-Davis

"The LEAD Fellowship has broadened my education in the advocacy and policy world, and strengthened my voice on behalf of Louisiana students. For the first time, I feel like someone is listening." -2017 LASTOY and Repeat LEAD Fellow Joni Smith

"The LEAD Fellowship has broadened my education in the advocacy world, and strengthened my voice on behalf of Louisiana students." -Repeat LEAD Fellow Lauren Ceasar

So what are you waiting for? Apply Today!

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