Contributing My Rural Voice From the Field
September 01, 2021
Appears in September 2021: School Administrator.
Last October, standing alone in my superintendent office with the phone to my ear, I raised my right hand and virtually took the oath of office as the first superintendent to be selected as a U.S. Department of Education School Ambassador Fellow.
I’ll soon complete my yearlong virtual fellowship, a unique challenge to contribute to my chosen field. I took advantage of a wide variety of opportunities, collaborated regularly with seven other successful educators from around the country serving as fellows and interacted with a fellow alumni group of 130 that continues to connect with the Department of Education on various educational topics.
About the Author
Melissa Sadorf is superintendent of the Stanfield Elementary School District in Stanfield, Ariz.
Details about applying for the School Ambassador Fellowship Program run by the U.S. Department of Education are available at bit.ly/school-ambassador-fellowship-program.