What is the Patterson Fellowship?
The Mary Jane Patterson Fellowship is a DCPS-inspired leadership program that will prepare talented, resilient, high potential DCPS employees for one of the most important roles of our time – the school principalship.
This Fellowship will be a rigorous leadership training program designed with targeted guidance and expert input from some of DCPS’s highly respected leaders. Program and curriculum design will be aligned to research and drawn from education and business best practices. Our immediate goal is to provide high-quality preparation for school leadership. Upon successful completion of the program, Patterson Fellowship graduates will engage in a comprehensive selection and matching process for principal positions. The long-term goal is to weave the Patterson Fellowship into other internal DCPS leadership pipelines so we can prepare talented DCPS employees for leadership positions at all levels of the organization.