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Faculty Fellows Program

The window for accepting faculty fellow applications for the 2020-21 school year has now closed.  Our committee will review all submitted materials and communicate decisions in the upcoming weeks. Candidates who are selected to move forward in the application process will be invited to visit our campus on Tuesday, March 3.


The Faculty Fellows Program is designed to bring dynamic early-career educators to FRA for one-year fellowships. Fellows are typically only one to two years removed from their undergraduate work. All fellows are paired with a master teacher with whom they collaborate throughout the year, adding another instructor to the classroom and another mentor for our students.+

While at FRA, faculty fellows engage in regular and ongoing professional development led by local university professors. Through these seminars and internal professional development, all fellows build professional portfolios during their time on our campus.

In addition to teaching duties in their mentors’ classroom, fellows are actively involved in our co-curricular programs each season. Many fellows have extensive experience in collegiate athletics, arts, and service life, and they bring expertise, energy, and enthusiasm to FRA playing fields, gyms, theaters, and service programs.


Applications for the Fellows Program are reviewed for all departments in each division. 

2019-20 Faculty Fellows

Compensation & Benefits include:

  • Salary Stipend
  • Housing & Utilities
  • Reduced Lunch Cost
  • Opportunity to enroll in health, dental, life, vision, and long-term disability plan
  • Opportunity to enroll in health savings account to offset health-related costs

2019-20 Faculty Fellows

Kierstyn Freeman

Mentor Teacher: Josh Flegel
Upper School History

Kierstyn Freeman will serve as a 2019-2020 faculty fellow in the upper school history department working alongside of Josh Flegel. She attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she pursued her bachelor’s degree in history. During her time at UTK she served as an orientation leader, as well as a resident assistant in Reese and Stokely Hall. Before her time at UTK, she attended Bearden High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she played varsity softball and was involved in many co-curricular activities. Outside of her academic responsibilities, Kierstyn will be supporting the athletics department by serving as an assistant to the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams.

Eva Jones

Mentor Teacher: Becky Speck
Middle School Spanish

Eva Jones will serve as a 2019-2020 faculty fellow working alongside of Becky Speck teaching middle school Spanish. Eva received her bachelor’s of arts degree in Spanish from the University of the South. While at Sewanee, Eva was a member of the academic honor society, the Order of the Gown and held leadership positions within my sorority, Kappa Delta. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Eva is a graduate of Goodpasture Christian School. Her hobbies include playing golf, running, reading, and listening to music. Outside of the classroom, Eva will be coaching middle school golf, middle school basketball, and upper school tennis.

Kaylee Shackleford

Mentor Teacher: Allison Hammat
Upper and Middle School Counseling

Kaylee will be serving in the counseling department for the 2019-2020 school year. She has her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Union University and her master’s degree in counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University. While a student she held a leadership position in Chi Omega and was actively involved in intramural sports and community outreach. Kaylee has been counseling individuals and families in the Nashville area for three years and is looking forward to becoming a part of the FRAmily. In addition to serving in the counseling department, she will be assisting with the upper school football cheer team and the middle school basketball and softball teams.

Rachel Slotterback

Mentor Teacher: Jon Wilson
Upper School History

Rachel Slotterback will be working in the history department for the upcoming school year. She graduated from Allegheny College in December of 2018, where she received her bachelor’s degree in history. While at Allegheny, she was a four-year starter on the volleyball team, and active in the Meadville community by mentoring young children through her club: Women Athletes of Allegheny College. Now back in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia, she enjoys working at UPRVA, a non-profit for serving underprivileged children in the greater Richmond area. She will be involved in the athletics department by serving as an assistant for volleyball, swimming, and track teams.

Alumni Note

At this time, FRA alumni will not be eligible to apply for the Faculty Fellows Program. While we welcome the application of alumni for full-time teaching positions, the Fellows Program is designed to include candidates with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Please contact and with questions about the alumni policy.