Welcome to the Durango Education Foundation Fellows Program

Def Fellows

Become a Fellow

Share your valuable expertise with our eager learners.

Get 9-R Educator Access

Find volunteer help through the Fellows Directory

Join Us

Directory Log In

Registered Fellows and Educators log in here to access the directory

Success Stories

Witness DEF Fellows making a difference in the lives of students

About the Fellows Program & the Durango Education Foundation

Today’s educators are expected to cover a daunting breadth of topics, so they welcome volunteers with focused expertise to provide classroom or program enrichment. The Durango Education Foundation Fellows program connects Durango School District 9-R educators with community members willing to share knowledge and time with students. Educators may invite Fellows to speak to a class, provide a demonstration, work with individuals or small groups, serve as a subject advisor or assist with an activity or specific project. A Fellow’s business might even choose to adopt an entire class and follow them through from grade to grade or adopt a specific educator’s classroom from year to year. Fellows may contribute professional or avocational expertise—whatever area a Fellow is qualified and willing to share with eager learners and grateful educators.

The Fellows Directory is accessible to all 9-R educators, and D.E.F. acts program administrator. The listings provide basic information, but D.E.F. does not certify a Fellow’s qualifications; we strongly encourage educators to establish via an interview that a Fellow will be a good match for the program or classroom. Educators are also responsible for making sure that the Fellow has the appropriate Durango 9-R access permissions before welcoming the Fellow into the classroom or program (see 9-R Security page for more detail).

DEF invites Help Wanted postings by 9-R educators

Do you see a need for some occasional outside help in your classroom? Perhaps a guest lecturer? An essay reader? A tutor? Let DEF know. We’ll do our best to find a good match for your classroom need–we perform the introductions, you take it from there. Fill out our Google Help Wanted form and start the process rolling today.

This service is part of the DEF Fellows program bringing community expertise together with our educators of excellence to enhance classrooms throughout 9-R.

In business since 1984, the Durango Education Foundation promotes life-changing learning opportunities for students of all ages and abilities in Durango School District 9-R. In addition to bringing the Fellows program to 9-R educators, D.E.F. offers:

  • Financial support for program, material and technology needs outside the scope of the regular district budget
  • Scholarships for graduating seniors
  • Fiscal agency for funders seeking to support Durango 9-R through a 501(c)3
  • Advocacy for public education

Learn more about D.E.F. at www.DurangoEducationFoundation.org.

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