Through careful mentoring, extensive professional development, and deep immersion in the life of the school, Fisher Fellows will develop the foundational skills critical to the craft of excellent teaching. During this two-year appointment, Fellows gain hands-on experience in the classroom coupled with the personal, expert mentorship that is critical to the growth of beginning teachers.
A stimulating environment
Thacher students are highly motivated and value the opportunity to build close relationships with their teachers inside the classroom and out. Small class sizes allow for lively discussions and strong relationships between students and teachers.
Nurture and challenge
Fisher Fellows will work closely with experienced mentors and colleagues with increasing levels of autonomy and responsibility during the course of the two-year appointment.
Growth and support
The School provides generous professional development resources. From one-day workshops on campus to intensive summer programs, Fellows will have numerous opportunities to reflect on and refine their craft.
The importance of place
Surrounded by natural forest, Thacher recognizes that some of the most important teaching and learning doesn’t occur in classrooms. As a Fellow, you’ll participate actively in the School’s robust extracurricular, outdoor, and residential programs.
A community built on values
Thacher’s deliberately small size, residential character, and core values of honor, fairness, kindness, and truth make the School a place where every community member is known, heard, respected, and embraced.
The Fisher Fellows Program was established in 2017 in partnership with Remy Fisher CdeP 2010.