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153 MƒA Fellowships Awarded to Outstanding NYC STEM Teachers

Press Releases | September 30, 2019

MƒA Community of 1,016 Public School Educators are Changing the Profession

NEW YORK, NY, September 30, 2019 – Math for America (MƒA) today announced that it has awarded 153 four-year fellowships to mathematics, science, and computer science teachers across all five boroughs of New York City, strengthening its community of 1,016 STEM educators. The entire MƒA teacher corps is comprised of:

  • 395 Manhattan teachers, which includes 56 teachers awarded a new MƒA fellowship
  • 269 Brooklyn teachers, which includes 40 teachers awarded a new MƒA fellowship
  • 179 Bronx teachers, which includes 33 teachers awarded a new MƒA fellowship
  • 144 Queens teachers, which includes 21 teachers awarded a new MƒA fellowship
  • 29 Staten Island teachers, which includes 3 teachers awarded a new MƒA fellowship

In total, MƒA teachers teach in 390 New York City schools, 72 percent of which are high-poverty schools. The MƒA teacher community represents approximately 10 percent of the city’s STEM teaching population, directly impacting the lives of 111,109 students from elementary to high school.

  • 772 teach high school
  • 193 teach middle school
  • 51 teach elementary school

“We’re delighted to support an outstanding group of teachers in New York City, with our professional learning model serving as a blueprint for cities and states across the country,” said John Ewing, MƒA President. “At MƒA, we have a radical idea: treat teaching as a true profession, and trust teachers like we do experts in other fields. MƒA fellowships elevate the profession by empowering great teachers to innovate teaching from the ground up.”

MƒA teachers receive $60,000 in stipends over four years of the fellowship. The teacher community is made up of critical thinkers, collaborative learners, and acclaimed STEM experts.

  • 433 teach mathematics, 35 teach elementary mathematics
  • 214 teach biology, 92 teach chemistry, 68 teach general science, 65 teach earth science, 62 teach physics, 15 teach elementary science
  • 32 teach computer science

They join a professional community where they explore cutting edge content, innovative teaching practices, and research-based professional development models. MƒA teachers bring what they learn back to their classrooms and schools, resulting in improved retention, better teaching and professional development in schools, and increased student learning.

  • 676 MƒA teachers brought back their learnings and increased collaboration among teachers in their school to enhance student learning
  • 719 MƒA teachers successfully facilitated professional development in their departments at their schools
  • 467 MƒA teachers led school-wide professional development

According to a recent Gallup poll, almost half of teachers in the U.S. say they are actively looking for a different job now or are watching for opportunities. 82 percent of teachers who are awarded an MƒA fellowship are still teaching STEM in New York City four years later.


















About MƒA

At MƒA, we’ve created fellowships for accomplished mathematics and science teachers. Our model is based on the belief that collaboration, continued learning, and genuine respect enables teachers to grow professionally and provides long-term career satisfaction. This is a remarkable community of teachers who stay in the profession longer and define what teaching excellence means. These are teachers who inspire and motivate their colleagues. They change the lives of their students. Learn more at