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

Summer Institute Training is here!

August 8, 2017

Our 2017-2018 Denver Fellows have begun day two of training! We have 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 begin school! Click on the images  Read more…

Relay training has begun for our Denver Fellow Residents

July 28, 2017

    With only a few weeks left until students come back, our Denver Fellow Residents are in the middle of their training with Relay Graduate School of Education! Our Residents join others across Denver Public Schools who will be studying with Relay to practice new skills and get ready for their exciting journey towards  Read more…

The countdown has begun!

July 20, 2017

We are about two weeks away from the start of our 2017-2018 Denver Fellows training.

Refer a Fellow!

Do you know someone who is looking for a job where they can make a positive impact on the community while working with students? You can refer them to our program, it only takes a few seconds!

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…

The end of the 2016-2017 school year!

June 2, 2017

A big congratulations to all the fellows, students and staff that have completed an incredible 2016-2017 school year! A lot of learning has occurred this year and it is due to the dedication and commitment to our students of Denver Public Schools! If you know anyone who may be interested in becoming a Denver Fellow,  Read more…

The dedicated team of Denver Fellows at Beach Court Elementary School.

April 11, 2017

Denver Fellows Program at Beach Court Elementary School            Eric Kyvik                                                                                        Alex Hutchinson                                           Imad Ridha                                                                                 Naomi Altchouler

The Impressive Literacy Fellow Teams at Cowell and Cheltenham

March 24, 2017

Cynthia Sarlo Cynthia Sarlo is the Fellow Coordinator for the Denver Literacy Fellow programs at Cheltenham and Cowell Elementary Schools. Cynthia grew up in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico until she was 15 and then moved to El Paso to finish high school and college. She graduated from University of Texas with a degree in Graphic Design  Read more…

Introducing the Hard-Working Math Fellows at Henry World School and Bear Valley International School

March 15, 2017

 Aaron Sefton Aaron is the Denver Fellow Coordinator for both Henry Middle and Bear Valley International School. He grew up in Lenexa, Kansas. He received his undergraduate degree in Recording Industry and Technology from Middle Tennessee State University and his Masters in Learning and Teaching from Lipscomb University. When asked what his favorite part of  Read more…

Seasons Greetings

December 21, 2016

Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year!

The diverse and dedicated math fellows of Florida Pitt Waller K-8 and Vista Academy

December 2, 2016

Shaun Stuchly is the Fellow Coordinator at Florida Pitt Waller K-8 and Vista Academy. He received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University of Chicago in Sociology and Criminology and his Masters from the University of Phoenix in Elementary Education. Shaun served as a Sergeant in the Army for Airborne Unit for five years. He enjoys working  Read more…

Priority Deadline 1 Quickly Approaching

November 17, 2016

There are less than two weeks until our first application deadline closes.  Don’t wait!  Fill out the interest form on our website now!

Introducing the Green Valley Elementary Math Fellow Team!

Anna Pearce     Anna Pearce is the Coordinator of the fellows at Green Valley. While she was born in Ohio, she’s lived in Colorado since she was three. She graduated from University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Education. Her favorite part of working with fellows is seeing them grow as educators and  Read more…

Central Office Costume Contest

October 31, 2016

And the winners are…

Priority Deadline 1 Quickly Approaching!

Priority Deadline 1 is rapidly approaching on November 28, 2016. Be sure to fill out your interest form today and start your journey as a Denver Fellow!  You can participate in a service in which you give a year and change a life!  

Meet the Team at Colfax Elementary

Thy Thy Nguyen is a math fellow at Colfax Elementary School. She is originally from Westminster, CO and graduate from Ohio State University. The best part about being a fellow for Thy Thy is the interactions with the kids in and out of school. She said, “Getting to know them on a more personal level  Read more…

Meet the Centennial Elementary Literacy Fellow Team!

October 19, 2016


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…

“This program was a splendid idea!”

April 30, 2015

An elementary student shares some gratitude!  

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…


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.

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Employers of National Service

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

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