2020-21 Principal Fellowship Program

The Principal Fellowship Program supports school leaders in developing an action plan to utilize the arts for school-wide improvement

The 12-session program begins this summer and is limited to 10 City Schools principals. Applications are due April 24, 2020.

10 Outstanding Baltimore City Public Schools Principals Will Be Selected To:


John Iampieri VI

Explore the evidence-based impact of the arts on school culture, student academic achievement, and social-emotional growth in a collaborative, creative learning environment.


Arts Empowered Minds Inititative

Learn how integrating the arts into the curriculum can foster the development of the whole child while fueling academic achievement.



Receive a $500 honorarium and up to $2,000 in funding to help implement a plan of action and learn about additional private and public grant funds available to support plans.


YA artist TAHIRA and Mrs. Amy Goodman from North County High School developed a lesson on Algebraic Functions and Storytelling through the Teaching Artist Institute.

Develop an arts-based action plan with 1:1 coaching, guidance, and support from educators, master teaching artists, and local principals who have successfully used arts integration as a lever for school change.



Address administrative barriers to expanding the arts in school, such as staffing, professional development, creating time to plan, and evaluation.


Wombwork Productions

Access paid professional development opportunities for your teachers and summer learning opportunities for your students.


Bloomberg Arts Internship Baltimore

Discover the valuable arts and arts integration resources of local cultural institutions.



Build skills in observing, evaluating, and reflecting on arts or arts-integrated classroom instruction.

Who is the fellowship for?

The Fellowship is limited to ten Baltimore City Public Schools principals. Principals must apply and will be selected based on their commitment to the program and their aspiration to use the arts to build a positive school climate that advances student wholeness and/or to improve academic instruction. Principals leading schools in areas that have been identified as opportunity deserts through the City Schools equity mapping will be given priority.

What is the compensation?

Principals will receive a $500 honorarium as a Fellow and, upon successful completion of the program, their school will be awarded up to $2,000 in grant funds to support the implementation of the action plan they develop as part of the experience.

What is the time commitment?

The Fellowship lasts one year12 sessions total—nine in-person sessions and three sessions with your mentor.

Application Deadline: April 24, 2020

Principal Fellowship Program Partner

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