Transformative Education Begins with You

The year-long Fisher Fellowship programming is designed to provide in-depth support and insight into the processes and best practices involved in school leadership—including instructional leadership, performance management, staff recruitment and selection, and developing school culture. Fisher Fellows work as employees of a specific KIPP region during their fellowship year.

The Fisher Fellowship takes highly-effective leaders and prepares them to open a new KIPP school.

Our program utilizes evidenced-based practices rooted in the KIPP Leading for Learning Actions and in the KIPP Leadership Framework and Competencies that will prepare you to open the doors to a new KIPP school.

After one year, you will be able to set ambitious goals and to relentlessly plan and prioritize them. You will learn how to hire and retain the best of the best and to build your expertise in effective instructional design and academic standards. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of self as a leader, your impact on others, and your overall leadership philosophy.

Expect to be challenged. Expect to be enriched. Expect to be transformed.

Unique to the Fisher Fellowship

As a Fisher Fellow you will complete four to five Residences and a School Design Plan that will challenge, empower, and equip you to found, lead, and grow a new high-performing KIPP school.


The fellowship includes four to five residencies at KIPP schools outside the fellow’s region. Each four-day residency provides fellows with an opportunity to gain insight into the instructional, operational, and performance management practices of successful schools and school leaders. Additionally, Fellows will take part in four to five week-long school and operational residencies in his/her own region.

School Design Plan

Creation of a comprehensive plan that guides all design, implementation, and growth of the fellow’s new school.