Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Math for America deadlines approaching...

Having benefited immensely from Math for America's financial, educational and professional community support for 5 years, I am delighted to have the opportunity to share the info about two of their amazing fellowships for NYC public school teachers.

Spread the word and check out their website.

"Math for America has an exciting new Early Career Fellowship beginning the 2010-2011 school year for first, second and third year math teachers of secondary mathematics in New York City public schools. The Fellowship provides four years of professional support and growth opportunities for teachers early in their careers. The deadline is May 7, 2010. Benefits, eligibility requirements and application deadlines are available at Math for America.

Math for America's Master Teacher Fellowship rewards exceptional New York City public secondary school math teachers (with over four years of experience) with a four-year Fellowship. The deadline is May 21, 2010. Further details on the program, including stipends and professional development opportunities, can be found at Math for America."


  1. Hello,

    I discovered this organization this weekend. It looks like such a great opportunity. I have always dreamed about being a Math teacher, but I got a Masters in ECE and a well paid engineering (still working there 3 years later), so I left my dream on the side. I would really like to apply next year and teach in NYC but I would like to have more feedback from people who have done it, to have a more realistic view of what it is like.

    Would you mind contacting me to discuss your experience?

    Thanks a lot!
    Julian (alias address:

  2. Hi Julian!

    There's a lot of math blogging that you can read up on, and if that's your career dream I can only encourage you to pursue it: it's honorable, challenging, riveting, passionate work, and utterly worthwhile. After five years, it continues to be the hardest thing I've ever done.

    I would recommend going to visit and observe in some classrooms if you want to find out more. Spend some time in schools and see what it feels like. Let there be some reality in your fantasies.

    Best of luck, and thanks for reading!