Close the opportunity gap by providing small group math instruction for our highest need students in order to accelerate their academic growth.

Denver Math & Literacy Fellows Blog

The Benefits of a Service Year

October 12, 2017

By, Maureen Malcolm, 2014 Fellow Alum and Recruitment and Data Coordinator There are many reasons to participate in a service year.  Some of the most compelling include the sense of meaning achieved through serving your community, the ability to develop professional skills, and the chance to build a network that can be leveraged to further  Read more…

The Value of Fellows as Mentors

October 6, 2017

By, Maureen Malcolm, 2014 Fellow Alum and Recruitment and Data Coordinator In Denver, we work to support the academic and personal growth of our students through a focus on the whole child.  Fellows work with small groups of students (2-4 students per period) on a daily basis.  This provides fellows with a unique opportunity to  Read more…

Diversity = Excellence

September 22, 2017

By, Tim Johnson, Director of Denver Fellows Excited to share that 38% of our fellow corps members this year identify as people of color.  This is a 5% increase from last year and a 21% increase from four years ago.  Our operations team – Rosy Marquez, Maureen Malcolm and Meredith Trevino – deserve a big  Read more…

Deliberate Practice at Summer Institute

August 8, 2017

Deliberate Practice at Summer Institute 2017 Fellows practice, receive feedback and practice again during Summer Institute 2017. There are Denver Math and Literacy Fellows as well as Denver Fellow Residents serving in over 35 schools in Denver Public Schools this year. This year’s training has involved lots of practice and getting ready for our students to  Read more…

Denver Fellows and Relay GSE

July 28, 2017

Denver Fellows Partners with Relay Graduate School of Education Denver Fellows partners with Relay Graduate School of Education to provide a pathway into teaching.  After a year of service with Denver Fellows and training with Relay GSE our alums are prepared to be effective rookie teachers. With only a few weeks left until students come  Read more…

Summer Training to Improve Student Outcomes

June 8, 2017

Summer Training to Improve Student Outcomes Tim Johnson “Make the complicated simple, and the simple powerful.” –Bill Graham  We just completed our summer training for instructional leaders (Math and Literacy Fellow Coordinators) who coach and lead teams of fellows (Math Fellows, Literacy Fellows, Fellow Residents). We did a few things to revamp our content and  Read more…

Student Lunches

April 27, 2016

By, Tim Johnson, Director of Denver Math and Literacy Fellows In February I had the chance to visit the White House for a briefing on the two year anniversary of the launch of My Brother’s Keeper (MBK).  To learn more about MBK go here.   One of the highlights of the trip was the involvement  Read more…

Fellow Summer Institute 2015 – Opening Remarks

August 10, 2015

Welcome Good morning and welcome! My name is Tim Johnson, I am the director of Denver Math Fellows and proud to say that I play for Team DPS!   Welcome to Year 3! We are really excited to be entering our third year of Denver wide expansion. I’d like to kick-off this morning and our  Read more…

Coordinator Leadership Academy – Opening Remarks

August 3, 2015

Tim Johnson Director, Denver Math Fellows   I. Welcome and Gratitude Welcome back for the 2015-2016 school year! I hope that everyone had an enjoyable and restful summer and a big thank you for the hiring each of you completed over the summer. A special shout out here to Nina and her nieces for participating  Read more…

Student Voice and Feedback in Math Fellow Selection

July 7, 2015

By: Tim Johnson, Director of Denver Math Fellows Denver Math Fellows is still hiring for the 2015-2016 school year!  Math fellows work full time for the entire school year with groups of no more that 4 students per period.  Math fellows come from a wide range of majors and experiences and include recent college graduates,  Read more…

Fellow Spotlight – Imad Ridha

April 14, 2015

The Denver Math Fellows program is a full time service year in Denver Public Schools for recent college graduates from any major, career changers interested in education and retirees from a range of professions.  To become a math fellow for the 2015-2016 school year click “apply now” at the top of this page! Below is  Read more…

2014 Results and Areas to Expand Impact, Post 2 of 2

October 23, 2014

2014 Results and Areas to Expand Impact, Post 2 of 2 By Tim Johnson, Director of Denver Math Fellows   In the previous post I outlined our student growth and achievement highlights for year one, high growth implementations at the school level and characteristics of those implementations.   Now, for the areas to improve and  Read more…

2014 Results and Characteristics of High Growth Implementations, Post 1 of 2

2014 Results and Characteristics of High Growth Implementations, Post 1 of 2 By Tim Johnson, Director of Denver Math Fellows   Sharing our 2014 results for the first year of our district wide expansion in about 40 schools. Some bright spots and definitely areas to expand impact. I’ll start with the highlights and follow up with  Read more…

Tight and Legit

September 26, 2014

Tight and Legit By Tim Johnson, Director of Denver Math Fellows Every day thousands of students participate in math lab sessions in Denver Public Schools. The aim is to approach each session with a sense of urgency and to ensure that math lab is tight and legit—systems and routines maximize instructional time (that’s the tight  Read more…

LEARN MORE! >

Our Mission

Our mission is to close the opportunity gap by providing small group math & literacy instruction for our highest need students in order to accelerate their academic growth in preparation for college and career.


Relay Graduate School of Education

Denver Fellows and Relay Graduate School of Education partner to offer a select group of Fellow Residents teacher preparation, licensure and a Masters of Education.

relay logo 2


Employers of National Service

Denver Fellows is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network and Employers of National Service.

Employers of National Service Logo