Faculty Fellows Program

The application for the Faculty Fellows Program for 2019-20 school year is now closed.


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.


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

2018-19 Faculty Fellows

Hayden Copeland

Hayden Copeland will be a faculty fellow in the religious studies department for the 2018-19 school year. A 2014 graduate of Clemson University, he is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary.  In addition to his classroom work as a fellow, Hayden will also assist with the golf, swimming, and middle school baseball teams.



Sydney Butler

Sydney Butler will serve as the 2018-19 faculty fellow in the seventh grade science department. She recently received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wofford College, where she was actively involved in and held leadership positions in Psychology Kingdom and Zeta Tau Alpha. Sydney will also support our athletics department, serving as an assistant for the cross country, basketball cheerleading, and lacrosse teams.


Ian Bomely

Ian Bomely will be working in the science department as a faculty fellow for the 2018-19 school year. He is a recent graduate of Salve Regina University in Rhode Island, where he received his bachelor’s degree in biology with double minors in chemistry and neuroscience.  Outside of his classroom responsibilities, he will be assisting with the football, wrestling, and track and field teams.



Madison Kent

Madison Kent will serve as the faculty fellow in the arts department. She recently graduated from Belmont University with a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in art education, and she has enjoyed getting to know the FRA community as a lower school art substitute.  She will also assist with the middle school musical and work in the athletics department, supporting the tennis and middle school soccer 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.