The Tennessee Charter School Incubator
As the first statewide charter school incubator in the country, the Tennessee Charter School Incubator was launched with one purpose: to close the education achievement gap in Tennessee by supporting the creation of high-quality, public charter schools in Memphis and Nashville. The Tennessee Charter School Incubator dedicates itself to training leaders to develop high-performing charter schools that serve as statewide and national models of education reform. We provide financial and professional resources to proven leaders who are willing to take on the greatest challenges within our education system. TCSI has developed its Educational Entrepreneurs Fellowship to provide unprecedented training, incubation and early-launch support to experienced leaders looking to take on education reform’s next big challenge: transforming low-performing traditional district schools into high-quality charter schools.
The Education Entrepreneurs Fellowship
The Tennessee Charter School Incubator (TCSI) seeks experienced school leaders to transform Tennessee’s lowest performing schools into high-performing, college-preparatory charter schools and management organizations. Schools targeted for turnaround are part of Tennessee’s Achievement School District (ASD), a statewide district composed of schools in the bottom 5%. The mission of the ASD and its leader, Chris Barbic, is to move schools from the State’s bottom 5% to its top 25% in five years.
This is a challenge unlike any other charter school effort in the country. Instead of seeking out a facility and an audience, fellows will be matched with an existing public school that has been placed in the ASD. Fellows will have the unique task of transforming their matched schools into environments that foster success. To make that change a reality, TCSI provides transformational leadership training, unprecedented resources and top-to-bottom services to give our Education Entrepreneurs Fellows the tools and support they need to be successful.
Education Entrepreneurs Fellowship
The Education Entrepreneurs Fellowship is a two-year leadership development program designed to equip experienced school leaders with the entrepreneurial and transformational management skills needed to replace some of the state’s lowest performing traditional district schools with high-performing charter schools and charter management organizations. This paid, competency-based fellowship is personalized to address each fellow’s needs for development and enrichment through targeted training, residencies/site visits, and executive coaching. Once operational, school leaders continue to receive early launch support including coaching, subsidized interim assessments aligned to state tests, and school quality reviews.
Education Entrepreneurs Fellows receive
- Intensive training and executive coaching from the country’s most highly-regarded education leaders and providers;
- Opportunities to attend sessions across the country to study best practices and innovations;
- Intensive residencies tailored to the goals of the fellow
- Accountability measures to help determine timelines, goals and necessary resources; and
- Guidance in navigating local government requirements for final approval.
The Education Entrepreneurs Fellowship gives education leaders the chance to create a new legacy that will echo across the country. The resulting portfolio district will create a national model for transformational education reform – and you will be at the forefront of the movement.
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