Fisher Fellowship - Founding School Leader in Stockton, CA

2020-21 School Leadership Oakland, California


About KIPP Bay Area Public Schools

KIPP is a non-profit network of 242 college-preparatory, public charter schools across the country educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are united by a common mission, a commitment to excellence, and a belief that if we help children develop the academic and character strengths they need for college and choice-filled lives, they will be able to build a better tomorrow for themselves, for their communities, and for us all.

There are currently 15 KIPP schools across the Bay Area educating nearly 6,000 students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City and supporting over 4,000 alumni around the country.  We are excited to open our 16th school in the fall of 2020!


Fisher Fellow Overview:

The Fisher Fellowship is a highly-selective, one-year, cohort-based leadership program that is designed to provide in-depth support and insight into the processes and best practices involved in school leadership while preparing fellows to open a new KIPP school.  KIPP Bay Area is looking for a dynamic leader to help further the mission of education equity by founding a school in Stockton, California.  


Fisher Fellow Responsibilities: 

As part of the Fisher Fellowship, fellows are expected to actively participate in the year-long developmental process and proactively pursue their own development through engagement and commitment to the learning process. You can learn more HERE.  The fellowship year will be comprised of the following mandatory components:

  • Summer Institute: An intensive, four-week program with rigorous coursework taught by dynamic faculty and educational leaders in a university setting.
  • Intersessions: Four intensive leadership development sessions throughout the Fellowship year; each Intersession is typically six days long.
  • Residencies: Up to four residencies at KIPP schools outside the fellow’s region. Each three-day residency provides Fellows with an opportunity to gain insight into the instructional, operational, and performance management practices of successful schools and school leaders. Additionally, Fellows will take part in up to five week-long school and operational residencies in his/her own region.
  • School Launch Plan: Creation of a comprehensive plan that guides the founding and growth of the Fellow’s new school.
  • Coaching: One-on-one coaching with a leadership coach throughout the year.
  • Continuous Support: On-going support from the Director of the Fisher Fellowship.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree


Required Experience: 

At the time of application, applicants must have:

  • Completed at least two years of experience in school-wide leadership as a principal, assistant principal, or dean
  • Completed at least three years of teaching experience with demonstrated exemplary student performance results



We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits. Although KIPP does not post salary scales, we are happy to walk candidates through the compensation package.  Additionally, all travel expenses and coursework associated with the fellowship are paid for by the KIPP Foundation.


What to know before you apply:


Apply today and open your dream school!

KIPP Bay Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin or ancestry, cultural background, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital/registered domestic partner status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, primary language, citizenship or immigration status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.