Join TDP for  summer fellowship.


A team of parents and teachers (TDP summer fellows) will build relationships with other parents and teachers across the city so that we can understand the issues that people most care about, gather with one another to get more informed about school policy issues and to build the cohesiveness needed to make change.


The timeline:

  • Fellows will attend a training on Saturday June 23, 10-2:00 to learn about how to conduct “relational meetings” and to map out the summer. A second training will be scheduled in July.

  • Fellows will conduct 15-25 relational meetings with parents and teachers across the city throughout the summer to:

    • Build a relationships

    • Learn about what education issues the person cares about

    • Share some of the issues TDP is interested in

    • Assess interest in getting involved attending events and getting connected to others

  • Fellows will gather periodically to reflect on the one on one conversations and what is being learned

  • Fellows will host or co-host at least one public conversation that we'll put on this summer. These conversations will focus on a series of policy issues. These will also be events that we could offer to the people we connect with through our one on one's so they could get a deeper understanding of policy.


Summer event ideas include:


  • Understanding and navigating the teacher contract

  • Understanding and navigating the para contract

  • Teachers navigating human capital

  • Supporting Black male teachers


Parents and teachers

  • Understanding school funding and budgets

  • School testing 101- history, affects, how people have pushed back nationally

  • Understanding the Kirwan Commission

  • Building relationships at your school and how to have difficult conversations in schools

  • PCAB and School Family Council policies. How to structurally get power for parents


Stipend: Our baseline stipend is $1000. Additional funds may be available for those with more time and energy.

Interested? Email



What Teacher Unions Could be

This is a video of teacher union caucus members from across the country describing what their unions do and what they hope their unions will do moving forward. Their vision is inspiring and offers some ideals that we know Baltimore Movement of Rank-and-File Educators hope to attain.


TDP engages teachers and community members in Fellowship Projects.  Fellows are working on: Restorative Practices, Socially engaged curriculum and how to increase democratic decision making by all stakeholders in schools. By proactively connecting teachers, parents, students and community members we aim to transform school relationships, culture and the way decisions get made.

Advocacy Work

Our Advocacy Work is a result of what we hear from our fellows as they tackle issues in their schools and in response to larger national and local trends. We engage teacher feedback and conduct research to help us advocate for better policies and practices. We attend school board meetings and host community forums around how to create more equity and inclusion in school decision making.

Borrow from a collection of education related videos, books and trainings which we make available to all who want to get informed.