The Ryan Fellowship is the country’s foremost principal fellowship preparing aspiring school leaders through a rigorous three-year program including a paid Fellowship year as well as two additional years of customized support to ensure success in the early critical years as a principal.

At the end of it all, Ryan Fellows are stronger, more effective leaders than ever before. Ryan Fellows complete the first year connected to their inner drive to make things happen—unleashing the potential of their students and teachers and allowing for dramatic acceleration of achievement.


Mission: Accelerate Institute is closing the achievement gap by creating high-impact school leaders who accelerate student achievement.

Thank you for your interest in The Ryan Fellowship’s Class of 2018.

Your 3-year commitment will kick off on July 9, 2017:

Year 1: Fellowship Year

Accelerate Summer Institute for 4 weeks at the Kellogg School of Management; 
Field Study placement in a high-achieving, urban school, including playbook development and mentored launch into principalship for Years 2 & 3.  

Years 2 & 3: Ongoing advisory support with Ryan Fellow advisors

If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Shear, Director of Talent, at 


Application Deadlines

September 15, 2016
December 1, 2016
January 17, 2017
March 31, 2017


There are a limited number of Fellowships and early applicants will receive priority. 


Requirements to apply for The Ryan Fellowship:

  • Alignment with Accelerate Institute's mission

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Growth Mindset 

  • Professionalism

  • Communication

  • Instructional Expertise​

  • Work Ethic

  • Confidence

  • Relationship Building 

  • High Level of Emotional Intelligence

We are sorry, but this opportunity is no longer available.
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