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TNTP Teaching Fellows

Why teachNOLA?

teachNOLA Fellows join a network of dynamic teachers who are building a new school system from the ground up in Louisiana, a hotbed of educational innovation.


TNTP has been a passionate leader in New Orleans’ education reform movement since 2001, helping re-open the city’s schools after Hurricane Katrina. While there’s still a lot of ground to cover, teachNOLA Fellows have been instrumental in the rebirth of the school system and the extraordinary gains of its students.


New Orleans is the first city in the country where all students attend charter schools, so Teaching Fellows can find their fit among dozens of high-performing schools. Most Fellows teach in and around New Orleans and Jefferson Parish.



Both Teaching Fellows and local Teach For America corps members complete the same acclaimed TNTP Academy certification training, which has earned top ratings for effectiveness five years in a row. With thousands of TNTP-trained teachers throughout the city, Fellows are likely to have helpful alumni in their schools.


Viewed as “grassroots and in touch with the city of New Orleans,” teachNOLA draws local Fellows and enjoys local support. “Everyone really believes in the city as a concept outside of geography and the commitment to education reform is inspiring. There’s so much heart here,” said Fellow Claire Anderson.