Twenty-five educators from across Sarasota County will have the opportunity to renew their own curiosity and capacity to learn through Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation’s TIME (Time to Inspire Margie’s Educators) Fellowship program.
The program has announced 25 inaugural fellows, each receiving up to $12,000 for teacher experiences that are intellectually revitalizing, personally renewing, and restore their passion for teaching. Citing the challenges the pandemic brought onto their personal and professional lives in their applications, they now plan to explore places across the world. Each fellow is allowed to design their own adventure and timeline. The fellows, who were selected through an open application process, span an array of subjects across elementary, middle, and high schools from Sarasota to North Port.
The TIME Fellowship (Time to Inspire Margie’s Educators) was created this year in honor of Margery Barancik’s career as a teacher. The program was inspired by Lilly Endowment’s long-running Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program in Indiana, which began in 1987. To see a summary of the projects, click here.