Applications to join Cohort 2017 are NOW AVAILABLE.

School Profile


SELF is open to special education coordinators in public or private schools in the Greater New Orleans area. Special consideration is given to candidates working in public schools.

Applicant Profile


For consideration, a candidate must be a special education or RTI leader (coordinator, director, or other teacher leader whose primary responsibility is the success of students with exceptionalities) OR an aspiring special education or RTI leader.

Successful candidates have:

  • 2 years of teaching experience, as of first year in the Fellowship.
  • Teacher-leadership responsibilities such as, leading team meetings, coaching other teachers, planning professional development, analyzing data to improve learning, co-planning, etc.
  • A Principal Application Endorsement.
  • A commitment of at least two years to their current school.
  • Application Process


    Step 1: Complete the Online Application & Principal Application Endorsement
    Step 2: Candidate Interview Day
    Step 3: School Visit & Principal Conversation