Transformative Education Begins with You

The Fisher Fellowship is a highly-selective, one-year, cohort-based leadership program that is designed to provide in-depth support and insight into the processes and best practices involved in school leadership.

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 fellows to open the doors to a new KIPP school.

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


Unique to the Fisher Fellowship

Fisher Fellows complete four to five Residences and a School Launch Plan that will challenge, empower, and equip them to found, lead, and grow a new high-performing KIPP school.


The fellowship includes up to four residencies at KIPP schools outside the fellow’s region. Each three-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 up to five week-long school and operational residencies in his/her own region.

School Launch Plan

Creation of a comprehensive plan that guides the founding and growth of the fellow’s new school.