Johnson Education Fellows

The School of Leadership of Education Sciences (SOLES) at the University of San Diego (USD) is fortunate to have a young and thriving history with the Johnson Family Foundation. Since 2015, the Johnson Education Fellows Program has supported teachers in the San Diego region, from both public and Catholic schools, through professional development that focuses on how they, as teaching professionals, can best support students with learning disabilities in general education classrooms.  

In year one of the Johnson Education Fellows Program, nine K-3 general education teachers served as fellows, attending two featured speaker keynotes and workshops at USD to build strategies for working with students with learning disabilities. At the end of the year, the fellows shared stories of how the program had impacted their teaching

In year two, the program grew from nine to 21 Fellows. In an effort to sustain the work, fellows agreed to attend workshops, share best practices, and teach others at their school sites what they had learned. Some led small learning groups and some provided whole staff training.

In year three and beyond, we will maintain the structure of Year 2, recruiting 20-22 teachers to learn and return to their school sites to teach colleagues. We will invite those who have participated for just one year to complete a second year and those who have already participated for two years to continue attending the speaker events.

If you are interested in the Johnson Fellow program, please consider applying.

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