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The Rowland Foundation invests in Vermont teachers to positively change the culture and climate of schools.

Annual Conference 2022

All Students Thriving: Rethinking School & Community

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Dr. Gholdy Muhammad

Dr. Gholnescar "Gholdy" Muhammad is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of the book Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy.

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11th Annual
Conference Program

Introducing our new
Diversifying the Educator Workforce (DEW) Grant

Are you an aspiring educator of color in Vermont working on your teacher's license? If so, the Rowland Foundation wants to hear from you!

Each year, the Rowland Foundation offers up to four Diversifying the Educator Workforce (DEW) Grants for aspiring educators of color who live in Vermont. Each grantee may receive up to $20,000 in financial assistance to cover costs associated with obtaining their Vermont teacher's license, including: exams, graduate courses, licensing fees, certification and internship programs, and other costs incurred while student teaching. In addition, grantees will be paired with a licensed Vermont educator of color. This mentor will provide support and guidance throughout the grant cycle. Applicants must be able to demonstrate completion of a Bachelor's Degree; current Vermont residency; and either employment in a Vermont school or concrete steps already taken towards teacher licensure.

Even as a growing body of educational research demonstrates the positive impacts of teachers of color on the short- and long-term outcomes for all students, Vermont's educator workforce does not reflect the increasing diversity of the state's overall population. In recognition of this disparity, The Rowland Foundation is pleased to offer this new grant program, intended to remove some of the obstacles to teaching licensure that prevent some educators of color from entering the profession in Vermont.

For more information about the program, please contact us at or call us at (802) 230-7879.

Applications are now open for our DEW Grant, intended to increase diversity in the educator workforce by investing in aspiring educators of color in Vermont.

Contact us to apply now!

"By giving teachers the gift of time to close the gap between what they want to do and what they are able to do, The Rowland Foundation has given our teachers and the schools of Vermont the capacity to experiment, to take risks and to make real their aspirations for their students."
Rebecca Holcombe,
Former VT Sec of Educ.