Wanted: Education entrepreneur

An Idaho-based organization is offering a paid, two-year fellowship to at least one educator with the possible prize of up to $1.5 million to launch a public charter school in Idaho.

Idaho-based Bluum and national partner the KIPP Fisher Fellowship Program are seeking to recruit top Idaho talent to apply.

“It has the potential to help bring some new education leadership talent to some of Idaho’s neediest communities,” said Terry Ryan, CEO of Bluum. “We are looking for top education talent in Idaho and across the country to apply and if possible would love to work with school districts in placement of this talent upon completion of their fellowship.”

Here’s how it works:

  • The winning candidate earns a two-year fellowship.
  • All expenses are paid — full-time salary, benefits and office space for two years.
  • A travel stipend is available for school visits and trainings in Idaho and around the country.
  • The two-year program includes Idaho-specific training in financial management, lessons in legal requirements, and residencies in high-performing schools.

Upon successful completion of the fellowship, the administrator is eligible for:

  • Start-up funding — as much as $1.5 million — to launch an approved new charter school model.
  • On-going training and support from Bluum.
  • Access to school facilities experts.
  • Access to teacher-hiring experts.
  • Consideration for a multi-year grant to help support the opening of the new school.

“This is an opportunity to make a difference for an increasingly diverse group of students,” Ryan said.

Who should apply? According to the application:

The selected candidate will be notified in March 2016 and begin training May 2016. The fellowship ends June 2018. It’s expected the the new Idaho school will launch in August 2018.

Interested applicants can apply today. Click here for application details and more information about the fellowship program.

Bluum and Idaho Education News are supported by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation.


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