The America Achieves Educator Voice Fellows are uniquely positioned to spread the word about what is happening in classrooms across New York State. Their voices offer an important and sincere perspective. They spend their days in front of children and know first-hand what’s working well and what needs to be improved. I will be listening closely to their stories, ideas, and observations.
— New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia

Our selective Fellowship prepares and supports top educators from all over the state to have a direct role in shaping education policy decisions in New York. We also help them build lasting relationships with policymakers and experts in the field of education. We believe that the more teachers and principals are at the table when education policy and legislation are being crafted, the better outcomes we will accomplish for the state, its students, teachers, community, and beyond.