Trellis Mentor Fellows are among the strongest teachers and teacher leaders in California, and have made long-term commitments to supporting new STEM teachers be great.

Trellis Mentor Fellows at Desmos HQ for our November work day, rehearsing mentoring with one another.

Trellis Mentor Fellows at Desmos HQ for our November work day, rehearsing mentoring with one another.

UPDATE: New Trellis Mentor Fellow application deadline EXTENDED to Early April for East Bay applicants! Learn more…

Become a Trellis Mentor Fellow!

Trellis Mentor Fellows make a long-term commitment to improving the quality of early clinical experiences for pre-service math and science teachers via longer, more effective, substantial, and symbiotic relationships with exceptional mentors. In return, they will receive training and on-going support for the effective mentoring of pre-service and early-service teachers, myriad professional learning opportunities that allow them to push their practice forward and develop their effectiveness as a teacher leader, increased support from your district to do this important work, and an annual stipend. Most importantly, they will join a cross-district professional learning community changing the face of STEM teacher education from the inside. 

Teachers applying to be a Mentor Fellow in 2019 must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Teach at a school in which an existing Mentor Fellow teaches OR apply as a group of 2-4 teachers from the same site in one of our partner school districts

  • Teach with an existing Mentor Fellow or be applying with a group that includes both mathematics and science teachers (i.e. the cluster of Mentor Fellows from your site must include both mathematics and science teachers)

  • Teach a majority STEM course load

  • Teach in a public school serving a majority population of students of color, immigrant students, students living in poverty, or another population significantly underrepresented in STEM majors and jobs

  • Have taught a majority STEM course load in a high-need public school for at least 4 years

  • Be able to and be enthusiastic about mentoring a pre-service or in-service Trellis Teacher Scholar

  • If working in SFUSD, be willing and enthusiastic to work with mentors or to mentor beginning teachers in one or more of SFUSD’s Alternative Certification Routes to teaching, including: SFUSD's Pathway to Teaching Program, The San Francisco Teacher Residency Program (SFTR), the NYU-Steinhardt EMAT Teacher Residency, or SFUSD's Para to Teacher Program

Our Current Mentor Fellows Work In:

San Francisco Unified School District

Berkeley Unified School District

Oakland Unified School District

San Mateo Union High School District

Sonoma Valley Unified School District

Santa Rosa City Schools

West Contra Costa Unified School District

Our Current Mentor Fellows Teach At:

  • James Denman Middle School (SFUSD)

  • Mission High School (SFUSD)

  • Washington High School (SFUSD)

  • Willie Brown Middle School (SFUSD)

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School (BUSD)

  • Berkeley High School (BUSD)

  • Oakland Technical High School (OUSD)

  • Edna Brewer Middle School (OUSD)

  • United for Success Academy (OUSD)

  • Aspire Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy (Aspire in Oakland)

  • Hillsdale High School (SMUHSD)

  • Adele Harrison Middle School (SVUSD)

  • Sonoma Valley High School (SVUSD)

  • Piner High School (SRCS)

  • Elsie Allen High School (SRCS)

  • Comstock Middle School (SRCS)

  • Pinole Valley High School (WCCUSD)

  • Hercules High School (WCCUSD)

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Wanna Know More?

Come to an info session with current Fellows!

Virtual Info Sessions (via

  • February 12 6-7pm

  • February 21 6-7pm

In-Person Meet-Ups: