Faculty Fellows Program at FRA

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. 


“The biggest strength of the fellows program is the ability to be integrated right away into the FRA community. I felt like I was part of the team from the beginning! Whether it was coaching, working with my department, or helping with convocation, I felt like I was making tangible contributions to my work community.”

Haley Jobe, Faculty Fellow 2020-21
Lipe Leadership Fellow at Duke Divinity School

2022-23 Faculty Fellows



Mentor Teacher: Carly Schneider
Upper School English, Soccer, Cheer, Lacrosse

Maddi Devey is delighted to return to FRA as a second-year Faculty Fellow! She works in the Office of Admission and teaches 9th-grade English. In addition to teaching and giving campus tours, Maddi coaches US soccer, MS soccer, and US basketball cheer. She also leads a 7th/8th-grade girls’ Bible study and serves as a faculty sponsor for the US Literary Magazine.

As the daughter of two educators, Maddi grew up on an independent school campus in Connecticut. She attended Millbrook, a co-ed boarding school in upstate New York, before earning her degree at Gettysburg College. Maddi comes from a long line of teachers and is excited to pave her own path through education.


Mentor Teacher: Dr. Sonia Higdon
Upper School Physics and Engineering

Lauren Little is delighted to begin her teaching career at Franklin Road Academy in 11th, and 12th grade honors physics and engineering. She looks forward to learning under and teaching alongside Dr. Sonia Higdon. Lauren grew up in Auburn, Alabama, where she graduated from high school and studied Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University. She was recently married in June, and, in her free time, she enjoys running, walking, cooking, and baking. She is currently having a blast running with middle school cross country and is looking forward to coaching middle school basketball and track in the spring. 



Mentor Teacher: Mark Williams 
Middle School History; Geography
Cross Country; Basketball; Track

Patrick Ramey is a faculty fellow teaching middle school social studies and coaching cross country, basketball, and track & field over the course of the 2022-2023 academic year. As a recent graduate of Wake Forest University, Patrick pursued a bachelor's in history with the distinction of honors in addition to a minor in Secondary Education. While at Wake Forest, Patrick completed a student teaching internship and obtained an out-of-state practitioner license for teaching high school social studies in Tennessee. Additionally, Patrick was the Student Chaplain of Wake Forest's Episcopal Student Fellowship. He led peer bible studies and acted as the organization's ambassador to incoming students at the University's SUMMIT pre-orientation program for three consecutive years. Patrick is from Lookout Mountain, TN, and attended The McCallie School; he is grateful for the impactful educators he encountered there.


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 with questions about the alumni policy.



  • Salary Stipend
  • Housing and 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