School Board Fellowship

The School Board Fellowship (SBF) brings together a diverse coalition of aspiring school board members and education advocates, to equip them with the knowledge and a network to dramatically improve student outcomes for all kids.

Guest speakers and panelists include traditional district superintendents, charter school executive directors, current school board members, parent advocates, principals, teachers, political consultants, education researchers, historians, and governance scholars.


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What to Expect

  • Six-month cohort experience with monthly meetings
  • Speakers from diverse education settings locally and nationally
  • Build a network of like-minded public education advocates
  • Learn about the full education landscape in St. Louis and how you can support public education
  • Understand how to be an effective school board member
  • Support to join a charter school board, run for elected school board, or pursue other opportunities

Learning what it means to govern a school effectively has been eye opening. I am excited about the opportunity to make impact and clear about the real work it takes to be effective so that educators and children are supported to succeed.

Denitria Neil, School Board Fellow

Fellowship Dates

November 2, 2023 @ 5:30 – 7:30
SBF Session 1: Introduction and Welcome to the Fellowship
November 4, 2023 @ 8:30 – 12:30
SBF Session 2: Intro to the St. Louis Education Landscape + The Role of Boards
December 9, 2023 @ 8:30 – 12:30
SBF Session 3: How Boards Work
January 13, 2024 @ 8:30 – 12:30
SBF Session 4: Systems, Equity, and Change
February 10, 2024 @ 8:30 – 12:30
SBF Session 5: Governing toward Student Outcomes
March 16, 2024 @ 8:30 – 12:30
SBF Session 6: Navigating Policy, Finances, and Fundraising as a New Member
Navigating Policy, Finances, and Fundraising as a New Member
April 6, 2024 @ 8:30 – 12:30
SBF Session 7: Fellowship Close Next Steps
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