Apply to be a DINÉ Fellow
Fellows are motivated, intellectually curious teachers who want to improve their content knowledge and have high expectations for their students. Fellows must also commit to remaining in the classroom in their current district or school on the Navajo Nation for at least three years. Due to the workload, first-year teachers are not typically a good fit for the DINÉ. If you meet these criteria, you may apply.
The application is completed via google forms, which requires you to complete and submit the entire application at one time. Please be sure you allow sufficient time to do this; we recommend approximately one hour. You will need to confirm that your principal supports your application, so you should talk about this with her/him before you apply. The application includes three longer questions, and we recommend you draft your answers to these three questions in Microsoft Word (or a similar word processing program) ahead of time and then copy and paste them into the application when you are ready to complete the full application. Each answer should be between 300-500 words. These three longer questions are:
- Part of the Yale Initiative’s mission is to reach teachers who are leaders in their school districts. What is your commitment to being a teacher leader?
- State your first-choice seminar from the list above (see options here). Explain your interest in this seminar topic. Explain how this seminar topic is relevant to your subject and/or class teaching assignment.
- State your second-choice seminar from the list above (see options here). Explain your interest in this seminar topic. Explain how this seminar topic is relevant to your subject and/or class teaching assignment. If you do not have a second-choice, please just write that and move on to the next question.