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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education

Mission: The purpose of the Teaching Fellows Institute is to recognize and honor the Charlotte area’s outstanding teachers and to provide opportunities that further develop their leadership and professional expertise in order to promote retention of these effective educators. Teachers will share best practices, explore the art and science of teaching, and be encouraged to become educational advocates and community leaders.

Results: Over 90% of TFI Fellows have remained in education and earned many local, state and national awards!

Target demographics: retain outstanding educators in education

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 300 Alumni Teachers who taught over 5000 students

Geographic areas served: K-12 Education

Programs: opportunities to learn, reflect and collaborate with fellow teachers in an enriching and rewarding environment. Teachers from Mecklenburg County schools will share best practices, explore the art and science of teaching, and be encouraged to become leaders who advocate for educational excellence.

Community Stories

38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

TFI is an outstanding nonprofit organization that inspires talented teachers to extend their knowledge, keep abreast with the current research and best practices, develop their leadership skills, and connect with other amazing teachers in the community. What is amazing about TFI is that they truly treat teachers as professionals. This goes a long way with teachers!

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teachingfellowsinstitute Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope to see you at another TFI event soon!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Teaching Fellows Institute provides valuable networking and professional development opportunities for high school teachers within the same community who may not otherwise have a chance to meet and work together.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/31/2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to review TFI! We will continue to work to enhance the TFI community of over 300 outstanding K-12 educators!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Teaching Fellows Institute provides educators with high quality professional development. The variety of opportunities that TFI offers to its members to become better teachers is invaluable. I feel proud of being a part of this awesome community.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/31/2016

Thank you very much for your rating and review! We are proud to have you as a TFI Fellow!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

It is because of TFI that I am still in education and now leading a turn around school. I became a fellow 11 years ago, right at the time I had decided it would be my last year in education. The experience changed my path, and now I am leading adults and children. TFI is doing great things for our unsung Heroes, our educators.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/29/2016

Thank you so much for your review! It is great to know that TFI has been valuable to you over the course of 11 years! See you at an event soon, we hope!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization that truly honors educators!! Love all the opportunities they have for alum to stay involved.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/29/2016

Thank you very much for your rating and review! We hope to see you at a TFI event soon!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TFI offers teachers across the Charlotte region a space to come together and learn from experts and each other, all while pampering them and giving them the respect that they deserve.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/29/2016

We are grateful that the TFI experience is of value to you and will continue to work to inspire our over 300 Fellows!

1 Erin125

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was selected to attend the Teaching Fellows Institute several summers ago, and it was an amazing experience! Not only did I get to hear some amazing presentations and learn from the best, but I also enjoyed collaborating with other teachers from the city. It was a chance to be spoiled with excellent food, a beautiful atmosphere, and a very well designed program. I would recommend it to anyone!

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/27/2016

Erin, Thank you so much for the feedback. The TFI community looks forward to seeing you at a TFI event soon!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a great time being a part of the Teaching Fellows. They continue to support me long after the workshop. I felt valued and appreciated by them!

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/27/2016

Lisa, Thank you very much for this review! We have some great events planned in November and December. Please join us!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Teaching Fellows Institute has provided me with many high quality, valuable professional development opportunities.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/27/2016

Thank you very much for rating TFI! Look for more great opportunities for learning and fellowship in November and December.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Being apart of TFI has been an amazing experience. Connecting with other like minded educators from both public and private sector has been invaluable in helping my teaching craft.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/27/2016

So glad that our programming has been worthwhile for you! Please check out our upcoming offerings!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended the Teaching Fellows Institute for the class of 2016. Great experience! Teachers were treated very well and amazing guest speakers were invited. I left refreshed! Thank you TFI!

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/27/2016

Tonia! Thanks so very much for reviewing TFI! You are a wonderful addition to the Institute and the Class of 2016!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great organization that celebrates the teaching profession. Teaching Fellow reaches out throughout the area to bring together dedicated educators to sharpened their teaching craft.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/27/2016

cpp22, Thank you very much for taking the time to review TFI! We are grateful to all our Fellows for the work they do in our community!

1 Torrieann Dooley-Kennedy

Client Served

Rating: 5

Teaching Fellows Institute has provided incredible professional development that has directly impacted me as a teacher and my ability to impact student achievement.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/27/2016

Torrieann, Thank you so much for taking the time out to review your TFI experience! Your contributions at each TFI event you attend are invaluable to the organization!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I enjoy attending the wonderful professional workshops; the Christmas events for teachers have been very memorable. I look forward to the summer conferences!

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/27/2016

Thank you so much for the review! So glad that the Annual Holiday Luncheons have been worthwhile! Look in your inbox soon for the invite to the 2016 Luncheon with Dr. June Atkinson, NC Superintendent of Public Instruction!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It is one of the best professional organization that I attend

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/27/2016

Hi Mona, Thank you so much for the rating! We all hope that you can attend TFI's November and December events!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

TFI helps teachers have the most valuable kind of resources - access to other professionals and leading speakers. TFI treats teachers with the respect of a professional and increases teachers' awareness of important topics.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/27/2016

Writer, Many, many thanks for your review! TFI is working to continue providing thought leading events to assist TFI Fellows' personal growth and impact on student achievement.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was able to participate in some outstanding professional development opportunities through this group. We are lucky to have a group like this that truly appreciates teachers and supports as much as possible.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/27/2016

Thank you so much for this rating and review! We look forward to serving out TFI Fellows in the future!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a classroom teacher for 4 years and now an instructional technology coach and facilitator at the High School level , I can honestly say that TFI is doing tremendous work in Charlotte, NC. They are bringing together highly qualified and highly competent teachers from both the public school system and the private system and allowing these teachers to share best practices with one another and providing professional development for educators unlike any other that I have seen in the district. It is truly a unique program and one that could and should be replicated across the country. Educators need an organization like this to advocate on behalf of educators and an organization like this that provides the sort of professional development and support that is not available through a school or through a district. I am proud of my affiliation with TFI and am thankful to have the relationships I do with other educators in the program.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/27/2016

Kevin, Thank you so very much for your comments! We hope to see you at TFI's November and December events!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Teaching Fellows Institute was an amazing opportunity. I was able to network with teachers at other schools, not just public but also private schools. I am able to attend amazing professional developments that are not available through my county. I am also able to keep up with the networks that I made in TFI through social media.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/27/2016

Thank you! We are thrilled that you enjoy TFI opportunities and are working to continue to provide the best thought leading and community enhancing events for our Fellows!