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Teaching Fellows Institute Inc.

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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

48 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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 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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Teaching Fellows Institute supports teachers' sense of themselves as professionals. Its top-notch professional develop programs encourage teachers to incorporate up-to-date research on how students learn best into classrooms across the city, and, in the process, gives educators a renewed sense of purpose and significance.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 08/22/2017

Thank you so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a teacher, the work that Teaching Fellows Institute does is essential to supporting educators and the profession. The process to become a teaching fellow is rigorous and reflective, the opportunities afforded are focused and supportive and the network engages educators with each other and the community. TFI does amazing work that engages, supports and motivates teachers.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 11/17/2016

Thank you very much for your rating and comment! TFI is honored to have you as one of its Fellows!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I enjoyed my time as a Fellow with TFI several years ago, as I had time and the opportunity to sit with other teachers of all different levels and experiences to work on ideas and think about approaches to teaching in different ways. I have benefited from several events and speakers in the years since I was a Fellow that have enhanced my teaching and my outlook as a teacher.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 11/17/2016

We are so happy to hear that TFI's opportunities have been worthwhile for you! We hope you can attend another event soon!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Teaching Fellows Institute, of which I have been a part since the summer, is a wonderful, supportive organization for teachers which provides amazing professional development opportunities, lecture options and grants for classroom activities. Ms Caldwell's devotion to the organization, and Charlotte teachers, is tireless and highly commendable. I am thrilled to be a part of this organization!

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/31/2016

Thank you very much for your review and thoughtful comments/feedback! TFI will continue to inspire outstanding educators such as yourself.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a teacher in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools who was selected as a 2016 fellow. I was very impressed with the program I attended in August 2016. Teaching Fellows Institute is unique in that it provides networking opportunities for teachers from public and private schools in my county. The professional development offerings are outstanding. This organization is a tremendous supporter of teachers.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/31/2016

Ted, Thank you so much for your rating and review! We hope to see you at a TFI Alumni event soon!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Teaching Fellows has embraced the needs of local teachers, and it uses all of its resources to enrich our learning and nurture the humans inside. Through a variety of speaking opportunities and professional development experiences, it has been clear that classroom teachers are a major priority.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/31/2016

Joann, Thank you for your review! We are so glad that TFI offerings have been valuable to you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I attended the summer 2014 Teaching Fellows Institute, and it was so restorative and encouraging! The Charlotte area is so lucky to have this nonprofit!

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/31/2016

Thank you for your review and rating! We hope you can make it to our November and December 2016 events!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TFI provides high quality professional development and networking for teachers.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/31/2016

Thank you so very much for your rating and review! I hope you can make it to a TFI Alumni event soon!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience being a Teaching Fellow was nothing short of phenomenal. It was a great honor to be with so many teachers who had attained such a high level of excellence in their field. In addition, the networking opportunities afforded to me by The Teaching Fellows Institute have been a professional resource I have used continuously - by reaching out to fellow attendees for cutting edge curricular ideas or working collaboratively with them on projects.

As a Fellow I have been invited by the TFI to take workshops from worldwide experts in their field or private screenings of movies before they begin trending through the general teaching population. Being a Fellow has made me a better teacher because I’ve been given the opportunity to stay ahead of the curve on rising topics among educators and bring these best practices back to my peers and students for immediate implementation.

It has been a wonderful experience!

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/31/2016

Kim, Thank you so much for taking time out to rate and review TFI! It is particularly gratifying to hear that you frequently refer back to the knowledge and skills gained from TFI events! See you at a TFI event soon, I hope!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I spent a wonderful week learning at the TFI in the summer of 2013. I have continued to learn and grow through alumni events. This is amazing partnership between public and private educators in Charlotte.

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teachingfellowsinstitute 10/31/2016

Ann, Thank you so very much for your rating and review! It is always a pleasure to see you at TFI events and I hope to see you again 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: 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!