Catalyst Fellowship

The Catalyst Fellowship brings together educators and entrepreneurs who want to materialize a world of possibilities for learning environments in St. Louis.

Fellows work together to assess and deepen their understanding of the needs and hopes of students, look broadly for inspiration, and develop solutions for the future.


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What to Expect

  • Connect with a diverse and committed community of education innovators
  • Collaborate with local and national coaches and trainers
  • Participate in six monthly full-day cohort meetings
  • Travel for an “excellent schools” visit and experience what’s possible
  • Commit an average of five hours outside of cohort meetings per month
  • Design and pitch a pilot

If you are seeking to be a change agent in the region, if you are seeking an opportunity to learn from a diverse group, if you are seeking an opportunity to have access to a network that gives you insight into new innovative things, then applying to the catalyst program is the thing to do

Bonita Jamison, Catalyst Alum & Superintendent Maplewood Richmond Heights

Fellowship Dates

November 1 – November 3, 2023
Catalyst Cohort Session 1: How do we pull inspiration and ideas from others who are reinventing school?
December 2, 2023
Catalyst Cohort Session 2: What problems are facing education in St. Louis and what are the solutions the community is looking for?
January 13, 2024
Catalyst Cohort Session 3: What will be your future area of impact?
February 3, 2024
Catalyst Cohort Session 4: How do we articulate and bring our visions to life in small pilots?
March 2, 2024
Catalyst Cohort Session 5: How do we invest stakeholders while navigating change?
April 13, 2024
Catalyst Cohort Session 6: Where do we go next and how do we continue to leverage our village?
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