What is Trellis Education?

Our first two cohorts of teacher scholars will impact more than 9,000 California math and science students.

No big deal. 

Trellis Teacher Scholar finalists and Mentor Fellows came together at the Exploratorium in San Francisco in May to think about how we develop more interesting, accessible, and empowering STEM experiences for our students.

Trellis Teacher Scholar finalists and Mentor Fellows came together at the Exploratorium in San Francisco in May to think about how we develop more interesting, accessible, and empowering STEM experiences for our students.

“If we were thinking about [teacher education] the way we think about medicine, as they did back in 1910 when the Flexner Report came out,…we would say, ‘Let’s get the smartest people we can. Let’s get them the best, most comprehensive, intensive training we can possibly organize for them, and then let’s keep them in the profession.’ That would be respectful to children, and to the recruits, and to the education system.”

- Linda Darling-Hammond



THank you to the 100+ people who came to the 3rd Annual Trellis UnConference on May 15!

Participants made pledges for how they will each ensure more California students – in particular students of color, immigrant students, students living in poverty and women students – have access to courses, majors, and careers in STEM.


“You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be. And one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And you refuse to do it because you are afraid…. You refuse to do it because you want to live longer…. You’re afraid that you will lose your job, or you are afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity, or you’re afraid that somebody will stab you, or shoot at you or bomb your house; so you refuse to take the stand.

Well, you may go on and live until you are 90, but you’re just as dead at 38 as you would be at 90. And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

We work for CHANGE...

The Trellis Mentor Fellows considered some of the stats describing the current state of STEM education and careers and imagined what the stats might be in ten years due to their work in their districts, schools, and communities and Trellis' work across the state.

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