Teaching Fellows Program

The Fellowship Experience

The Excel Academy Teaching Fellowship is an intensive teacher development program for the duration of one school year.  Through structured classroom experience guided by an experienced mentor, observation, and coaching you will develop the skills and mindset to design rigorous and inclusive instruction and become a successful lead classroom teacher.

Mentorship and Professional Development

As an Excel Academy Teaching Fellow, you will be coached and mentored by an experienced teacher who will support your professional growth over the course of the year. You will become part of a diverse cohort of aspiring educators. Together you will participate in weekly professional development sessions with topics including rigorous classroom instruction, classroom management, data-driven instruction, and equity and inclusion.

Opportunity for Growth

During your Teaching Fellow year, you will have the option to apply for a lead teaching position at Excel Academy for the following school year, and as a current Excel academy employee, you will be guaranteed an interview. High-performing fellows may be asked to take on a parental leave coverage assignment. For the duration of that coverage, compensation will be increased to a full teacher salary.

Salary & Compensation

Excel Academy Teaching Fellows in Massachusetts earn a salary of $52,000 and Teaching Fellows in Rhode Island earn a salary of $42,500. All Fellows qualify for comprehensive benefits. There is an opportunity to receive additional compensation of up to $5,000 for fluency in specific languages, special education and/or ESL certification, and/or key points of intersection with our students.

Application Process

  • Steps to Apply

    Positions are filled on a rolling basis, with applicants given priority as soon as they submit their application and resume. 

    Excel Academy Charter Schools is committed to building a diverse staff that reflects the community that we serve. We strongly encourage applications from candidates whose experiences share important points of intersection with those of our students. Staff who demonstrate fluency in Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic will also receive additional compensation.

    Excel Academy Charter Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language or prior academic achievement.

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  • Phone Interview

    You will speak with someone from our Talent team to share about why you are interested in the Fellowship, what strengths you bring to the role, and learn more about more the Fellowship and Excel.

  • Interview with School-Based Team

    Select candidates will interview in person, lead a demonstration lesson with students, and observe and meet Excel teachers at one of our schools.


  • Reference Check

    Fellow Candidates will be asked to provide professional references early in the interview process.


Contact Us With Questions About Career Opportunities at Excel

For questions about applying to staff and lead teaching roles, contact Alejandra Gil, agil@excelacademy.org, Director of Talent.

For questions about the Teaching Fellow Program, contact Ash Barker, abarker@excelacademy.org, Director of the Teaching Fellow Program.