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School Partnership Fellows Program

The School Partnership Fellows Program is a selective, yearlong opportunity for a range of school-based leaders to share, develop, and implement best practices for partner management. Through the Fellows Program, participants work together to address common challenges and develop the tools and systems needed to cultivate lasting and goal-aligned partnerships.

By the conclusion of the Fellows Program, participants will be able to implement a school-wide partnership strategy to sustain relationships and organize resources. To accomplish this, Fellows will:

  1. Develop a detailed partnership tracker that identifies all current partners and their purpose in the school.
  2. Strengthen partner alignment by creating new tools for partner communication and collaboration.
  3. Ensure school partners are purposeful and impactful by articulating key school goals and the role partners can take towards reaching those goals.

How it Works

The School Partnership Fellows Program serves as a community for both learning and collaboration, as schools work to directly problem solve and innovate around school partnerships.

The program is a yearlong commitment, during which Fellows are expected to:

  • Attend five 2-hour sessions, held from September-May
  • Assess their school’s strengths and opportunities based upon the Framework for Managing Partnerships
  • Develop at least 1 new school-wide strategy for partner management
  • Participate in 1:1 coaching sessions to further develop partner management strategy
  • Share learning throughout the Program

SY16-17 Results

  • 100% of participants reported that the Fellows Program was a good use of their time.
  • 100% of participants reported that they would recommend the Program to a colleague.
  • 92% of participants reported that the Program enabled them to more effectively leverage partnerships towards school priorities.
  • 92% of participants reported that the Program enabled them to implement a new strategy for working with partners.


Contact Coordinator, School Partnerships, [email protected]

2017 – 2018 Program Fellows

We are thrilled to announce that our 2017-2018 cohort of Fellows brings together school-based staff from 15 of our district’s schools. These Fellows have committed to investing their time and energy into strengthening relationships that will ultimately impact students and the greater school community. Get to know the SY17-18 Fellows and their schools below!

Christie Atlee
Manager of Community and Family Engagement
Stanton ES

Maurice Butler
Intervention Coach
Roosevelt HS

LaTerria Davis
Manager, Strategy and Logistics
Aiton ES

Jamie Dawson
Assistant Principal
Coolidge HS

Brooke Edgecombe
ELL Teacher
LaSalle Backus EC

Lauren Fryer-Lewis
Manager, Strategy and Logistics
Kelly Miller MS

Torri Hayslett
NAF College and Career Manager
McKinley Technology HS

Alicia Hurtt
Director, Strategy and Logistics
Brookland MS

Kristin Jarrett
Director of Admissions and Partnerships
McKinley Technology HS

Dr. Simon King
Director, Strategy and Logistics
Miner ES

Phallon Lattimore
Director, Strategy and Logistics
Marie Reed ES

Rushinda McCullough
Brookland MS

Keisha McLaurin
Manager, Strategy and Logistics
CW Harris ES

Tamyka Morant
Assistant Principal
Garrison ES

Ophelia Morgan
Manager, Strategy and Logistics
Eliot Hine MS

Akua Oxendine
Manager, Strategy and Logistics
Payne ES

Lavanya Poteau
Director, Strategy and Logistics
Johnson MS

Fabiola Ramirez
Community Liaison, AmeriCorps VISTA
Eliot Hine MS

Frederick Wilburn
Manager, Strategy and Logistics
Coolidge HS