We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 class of the Education Policy Fellowship Program! Download an application below and learn more about the EPFP experience below.
The Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) is a national professional development program sponsored by the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) that provides potential leaders with the knowledge and networks to advance the core issues of education policy. Each participating state has autonomy over its program.
It is an initiative of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, generously supported by funding from Wells Fargo and Alston & Bird, and co-sponsored by the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia. The program began in 2008 and connects potential educational leaders with one another to build the capacity for our state to raise the bar for student learning and achievement.
The program addresses the need for an education leadership development program in the state to provide potential leaders with the knowledge and networks to advance the core issues of education policy. It serves as a critical resource for individuals, organizations and the state to increase the knowledge about education policy and linkages between policy and practice. Ultimately EPFP seeks to improve the chances of children and youth to succeed.
What are the Requirements?
The Fellows commit nine months and concentrate on three program strands: public policy, leadership, and professional networking. They remain in their full-time positions and use their work environment as the context for examining important leadership and policy issues in Georgia.
What are the Personal Benefits?
The program provides Fellows with a unique personal development laboratory for applying new insights and for cultivating new skills. The participants will hear and discuss education policy with the most respected policy makers in the state and nation. At the end of a year, EPFP Fellows will be better informed, more skillful advocates for sound public policy. See below what Fellows have to say about the EPFP experience:
What are the Benefits to Georgia?
With the implementation of EPFP, the Georgia Partnership, the Andrew Young School of Public Policy, and the Office of the President for Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia, cultivate strategic leaders who have the capacity to advocate for and create sound public policy to improve public education. Ultimately, EPFP seeks to improve the chances of children and youth to succeed.
Need more information or curious about the application process? Contact our communications director, Robert Gaines.
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Clayton County Public Schools
Scott M. Bierman
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GA School Boards Association
Truancy Intervention Project GA, Inc
Charles R. Drew Charter School
Associate Director, Principals Center
Georgia State University
Atlanta Regional Commission
Lisa B. Dwyer
Director, Partnerships & Special Projects
GEEARS: GA Early Ed Alliance for Ready Students
Rodney T. Green
Lowndes County Schools
Managing Director of External Relations
KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools
Chief of Staff
Georgia Department of Education
Education and Workforce Development Manager
Academic Accountability Manager
State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia
Director of Development
YMCA of Metro Atlanta
TAG: Technology Association of Georgia
Dawn M. Parker
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Aixa M. Pascual
Advocacy, Thought Leadership & Cultural Engagement
Latin American Association
Literacy for All, Community Fdn. of Greater Atl.
Program Coordinator-Cobb Workforce Partnership Cobb Chamber of Commerce
Erika Danielle Robinson
Georgia Gwinnett College
Director, Policy & Compliance
Marietta City Schools
Horizons Atlanta, Inc
Community Development Advisor
Purpose Built Communities