Kellogg Foundation fellowship program to place teachers at Ypsilanti Public Schools
Ypsilanti Public Schools, among other districts, is partnering with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to beef up its teaching staff.
On Wednesday, the Kellogg Foundation celebrated its second class of Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellows in Lansing alongside Gov. Rick Snyder.
The foundation selected 74 people from a pool of 2,000 for its second year of the program. These individuals included both recent college graduates and career changers. Some of the individuals chosen as fellows have backgrounds as a fighter pilot, a biologist, a pastor and a sea kayak instructor.
Each fellow receives a $30,000 stipend to complete a master’s degree program in exchange for a three-year commitment to teaching in Michigan’s high-need urban and rural secondary schools. Some of the fellows will be attending Eastern Michigan and the University of Michigan to receive their master's degrees.
Partner school districts include Detroit, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Godfrey-Lee, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Wyoming and Ypsilanti. Organizers expect the teachers in the program to work with about 100,000 students during their time of service.
The Kellogg Foundation has pledged $18 million to support the program.