Faculty Fellows Program

Applications for 2022-23 Faculty Fellows have 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. 


“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

2021-22 Faculty Fellows

Maddi Devey

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

Maddi Devey is delighted to begin her teaching career at Franklin Road Academy in 9th and 10th grade English with Carly Schneider. As the daughter of two educators, Maddi grew up on an independent school campus in New England. She attended Millbrook, a co-ed boarding school in upstate New York, before pursuing a degree at Gettysburg College. As an English major with minors in Education, Religious Studies, and Peace and Justice Studies, Maddi was also a collegiate cheerleader, campus tour guide, lifeguard, and served numerous positions in her sorority. She is looking forward to coaching girls’ soccer, middle school cheerleading, and girls’ lacrosse as well as assist in the Office of Admission in the spring. Maddi comes from a long line of teachers and is excited to pave her own path through education.


Mentor Teachers: Hayden Copeland and Addrian Frederick
Middle School Religion, Upper School Wellness, Performance Fitness, Basketball

James Morrison is excited to serve as a Faculty Fellow in both the Middle and Upper Schools. James is originally from Horse Shoe, North Carolina, where he attended West Henderson High School and the University of South Carolina, earning a degree in Hospitality and Sports Management. He was active in college, serving as the manager for the men’s basketball team as well as the founder and president of the men’s club basketball team. In his free time, James loves to run, bike, attend sporting events, try new restaurants/coffee shops, and serve the church and local urban communities. He is very excited to be back in Nashville and learn about teaching at FRA!


Mentor Teacher: Mary Sentell
Lower School — First Grade, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball

Karley Whitehead is delighted to be working alongside Mary Sentell as a Faculty Fellow in the Lower School teaching first grade. Outside of the classroom, Karley will be working with the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams. Karley is originally from the Nashville area and graduated from McGavock High School. She attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she earned a degree in Elementary Education and English as a Second Language. In college, she was actively involved with her sorority, Chi Omega, serving as the Director of Sisterhood as well as being involved with Kappa Delta Pi and various intramural sports. Outside of school, Karley loves traveling, spending time with family and friends, reading, and being outside. 


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.



  • 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