New School Launch fellowship


WHO: Next cohort of educational entrepreneurs
WHAT: Create the next generation of innovative schools
WHEN: Beginning Fall 2022
HOW: Apply for a 18-24 month, full-time paid fellowship

Good Reason Houston and BES are looking for leaders to join the 2022 New School Launch Fellowship, through which individuals deeply committed to transforming education embark on a multi-year process to design, found, and lead a locally responsive and high-quality public charter school in Houston, Texas.

Fellows will co-design a school alongside a community design team over a period of two years of Fellowship training, compared to the standard one year in other tracks.

Apply for the New School Launch Fellowship at GoodReasonHouston.org


The resources and coaching that I have received from the Good Reason Houston team and their service providers has really helped to stretch my growth as a leader and deepen my preparation to build and lead a school that will transform the lives of students and communities.

Marvin Pierre

Gen 26 Houston Fellow

This fellowship has helped me understand the intricacies of running a charter school and has given me expert resources to help with the details. I really wanted the autonomy to bring a new, innovative concept to my city.

Amanda McMickle

Gen 27 San Antonio Fellow

Application Process

Pre-Application: Get To Know Us

Whether you are a new or returning applicant, we encourage you to upload your resume, and a recruiter will get in touch with you within 3-5 days to schedule an informational phone call. This is the perfect opportunity to learn what’s new about the selection process and Fellowship experience before submitting a formal application.

Step One: Online Application

Next, we’d like to learn about you through our online application. The application consists of questions about your background, qualifications, vision for a locally responsive school, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Step Two: Video Submission

After your online application and resume are reviewed, you may be invited to participate in a video interview, answering a series of questions via webcam from the point of view of a proposed school leader.

Step Three: Initial Virtual Interview

After your video interview submission is reviewed, select candidates are invited to participate in a 45-60 minute Zoom interview with a member of the selection committee.

Step Four: Final Virtual Interview

After the first Zoom interview, select applicants will be invited to participate in the final interview process, which consists of a performance task that is completed independently followed by timed pre-work ahead of a final virtual interview with members of the leadership team and the Fellowship team.

Step Five: Interview with Funders or Partners (select candidates)

Depending on the Fellowship track and/or region, candidates may be asked to interview with local partners or funders before a final decision is made.

Please email fellowship@goodreasonhouston.org with questions about the application process.