Dallas Teacher Residency is eager to partner with Urban Leaders Fellowship this summer to host Breckan Duckworth. Breckan will spend the summer working with Dallas Teacher Residency Executive Leadership as a Fellow – specifically helping the team codify instructional and performance management systems, and structures that will support program expansion.
Over the summer, the Urban Leaders Fellowship will be bringing 15 highly-qualified young professionals to DFW to work on policy projects for DISD Trustee Miguel Solis and Texas SBOE Member Erika Beltran. In addition to their work with elected officials, the Fellowship places fellows with non-profit organizations throughout Dallas and Fort Worth in order to expand the impact of the network and offer quality talent to organizations doing great work at a low cost.
Urban Leaders fellows have varied backgrounds including award-winning teachers, experienced professionals from non-profits and government, and graduate and doctorate students in policy, law, and education programs.
Breckan Duckworth started her career as a special education reading teacher in Atlanta, Georgia. Since then, her mission to improve educational equity has taken her to Orlando, Florida; Dallas, Texas; and summer stints in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. This summer will mark her 7th year in education with five years of experience teaching English, one year experience as a dean of a charter school, two summers training and leading teachers, and one year at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education receiving her master’s in school leadership.
Breckan is excited to join Urban Leaders Fellowship and Dallas Teacher Residency to learn more about the work involved in educational policy and about Dallas’ educational landscape.
The Urban Leaders Fellowship is a paid fellowship that recruits the best and brightest for an intensive, seven-week experience in eight premier cities across the country. Working together with other ambitious, mission-driven individuals, ULF will empower you to bring about real and lasting change in the community in which you work. During the fellowship, our fellows spend half of their time working with a local organization or nonprofit. Through this work, and in concert with their policy advancement work, our fellows can impact real and lasting change.