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Impact Academy Fellows

Supporting a growing network of leaders to make equitable instruction a priority

Leadership Collaborative

Over the past seven years, DFI has supported 139 educator-preparation leaders through our Impact Academy fellowship. At the end of their fellowship, fellows are invited to join our Leadership Collaborative, an alumni network offering continued opportunities to connect and learn.

Our fellows come from a breadth of geographic and institutional contexts. Leaders represent public, private, and non-traditional educator-preparation programs.

139 Impact Academy fellows across eight cohorts

29% Fellows of color

66375 Total future teachers in institutions led by fellows

39 States represented


2023 Impact Academy Fellows

The eighth cohort of Impact Academy fellows represents 25 states and DC. They come from public, private, and non-traditional programs. Collectively, these fellows lead institutions serving nearly 15,000 future teachers, 45% of whom identify as people of color.


2022 Impact Academy Fellows


2021 Impact Academy Fellows


2020 Impact Academy Fellows


2019 Impact Academy Fellows


2018 Impact Academy Fellows


2017 Impact Academy Fellows


2016 Impact Academy Fellows

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