Now Accepting Applications for the 2021-2022 school year! Positions will begin in late July/early August.
No certification required!
About Blueprint Schools Network (“Blueprint”)
Founded in 2010, Blueprint Schools Network is a national nonprofit organization that promotes educational equity and improves life outcomes for students by partnering with states, districts, and schools to plan, implement, and monitor school improvement initiatives. Blueprint’s whole-school improvement approach to rapidly improving student achievement at low-performing public schools is grounded in a framework of five core strategies. These strategies emerged through analyses of the attributes that drive student achievement and represent common elements of schools capable of closing the achievement gap in the lowest performing schools.
One of the strategies that consistently demonstrated the most significant gains in student achievement is providing data-driven, small-group, differentiated instruction. In 2010, we launched our small group differentiated instruction strategy “the Blueprint Math Fellows Program” as a standalone intervention service. Since that time, our Math Fellows have served more than 25,000 students in grades 2-11 at more than 100 schools across the country. District partnerships include the Oakland Unified School District, San Francisco Unified School District, Pittsburg Unified School District (CA), Boston Public Schools, Holyoke Public Schools, Salem Public Schools (MA), Denver Public Schools, Adams County 14 Public Schools (CO), East Saint Louis School District 189 (IL), Saint Louis Public Schools (MO) and YES Prep Public Charter Schools (TX).
Blueprint Math Fellows are full or part-time tutors charged with providing students with highly personalized tutoring in mathematics as part of their regular school day and/or after school. Fellows work with small groups of students, delivering individualized lessons and working closely with teachers to accelerate students’ academic achievement. Fellows also work to build strong relationships with students to help increase their self-confidence and commitment to education. The Blueprint Fellows program is an opportunity to participate in a year of service making a difference in the lives of students. Fellows receive a fellowship stipend as well as benefits.
While teachers have classrooms of 25 or 30 students, Fellows manage no more than 6 students at a time. This allows for the individualization of remedial and supplemental instruction in a safe space, where students are encouraged to engage with one another and explain their thinking. Fellows individualize lessons to meet the needs, interests, and passions of their students and deliver data-driven instruction that not only significantly impacts student achievement, but inspires students to be lifelong learners. By using math as the vehicle, Fellows foster critical thinkers, confident communicators, and engaged citizens who question, reflect, self-assess, visualize, respond positively to feedback, persevere, and internalize goal setting as a tool for continuous self-improvement. Fellows receive curriculum materials, pre-service training, on-going mentoring and professional development as well as written evaluation of feedback from their assigned Site Manager. Fellows are charged with focusing on the individual needs of their students, helping to accelerate student achievement and close any skill gaps that may exist.
Fellow responsibilities include: Instruction, Planning, Communication & Feedback, and Compliance. Examples of duties within these categories include:
Communication & Feedback:
Being a Fellow is an intense but rewarding experience. The following characteristics are what we look for from our Fellows.
Fellowship Living Allowance and Benefits
The Fellowship living allowance per school year is $20,000 for our East St. Louis program and $25,000 for our Bay Area and Denver programs. The living allowance may be pro-rated based on start date and/or schedule. In addition, medical, dental, and vision benefits are provided to full-time Fellows at no-cost on the employee level of coverage.
The Blueprint Math Fellows Program is part of a national network of AmeriCorps Programs engaging adults in service to meet critical needs in communities across the country. Through our AmeriCorps partnership, eligible candidates may have the opportunity to enroll in the Math Fellows Program as an AmeriCorps Member and qualify for additional benefits. AmeriCorps status may vary based on start date.
In order to be eligible for the AmeriCorps fellowship members must meet the following qualifications:
As AmeriCorps Member, you will be eligible to receive:
Please note: The AmeriCorps eligibility requirements relate only to participating as an AmeriCorps member and do not exclude candidates from being considered for non-AmeriCorps Fellow positions.
Discounted Master’s Program:
Blueprint has established a partnership with Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development that will allow Blueprint Fellows the opportunity to obtain a Masters of Education (Ed.M.) in Curriculum & Teaching at two thirds of the cost. This 36-credit, online or in-person program is specifically designed for those working full time. Below are some great benefits the program has to offer:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The timeline for the application process varies by district. The Blueprint Human Capital Team will provide an update regarding the status of your application within two weeks of submission. The timeline for regional interviews also varies by district. We encourage all interested candidates to APPLY NOW! Applying early increases the chances of accommodating your regional and school level preferences.
Blueprint Schools Network and all applicable school districts are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status.