Latin Fellows

Program Overview

Latin Fellows is designed to give one year of guidance, training and experience to recent college graduates considering teaching as a career.

Latin Fellows provides novice educators the opportunity to develop their pedagogical skills in a supportive environment while maintaining a great degree of responsibility and independence.

Latin Fellows are not considered interns or student teachers; rather, they are treated as colleagues within their departments as they teach in Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School classroom settings under the mentorship of expert teachers. Within the program, the Latin Fellows team works alongside an experienced co-teacher. With support and guidance from the expert teacher, Fellows progressively assume increased ownership of the classroom teaching experience. Fellows have many opportunities to contribute to the school community and for personal and professional development. Examples may include sponsoring a club, coaching, attending conferences, and international travel. Applications for Fellows' positions are reviewed for all academic departments and divisions.

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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation and benefits for participants accepted in the Latin Fellows program include:

  • Salary, life insurance, and short and long term disability insurance
  • Opportunities to enroll in health, dental, vision, 403b retirement plan, and supplemental life insurance
  • Flexible spending plan for certain health costs

Academic Assignments

  • Every Latin Fellow is given an academic assignment in one of the three divisions: Lower, Middle, and Upper School.
  • Each Latin Fellow is assigned to an expert teacher who helps the fellow learn the basics of teaching methodology, classroom management, classroom technology, and communication.
  • As the Fellows' comfort level increases, the expert teacher eases the fellow into assuming classroom teaching responsibilities. Most Fellows are teaching at least one class by the end of the first grading period.

Extracurricular Opportunities

Fellows can get involved in a wide variety of school activities including:

  • Fellows assist in an extra-curricular area of interest (e.g., sports, theatre, STEM, or after-school clubs).
  • Coaches, theatre directors, and club sponsors act as mentors to help Fellows learn to interact with students beyond the classroom.
  • Fellows assigned to Middle School and Upper School assist in advising a small group of students.
  • Fellows participate in diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus.
  • Fellows may assist in chaperoning an overnight, school-sponsored class trip.
  • Faculty and Staff book club
  • Participate in Service Learning projects

Teaching Seminars

Fellows attend an on-campus, bi-monthly seminar tailored to the needs of each year’s cohort. Guided by expert teachers, Fellows reflect upon and discuss teaching issues and strategies pertinent to their teaching assignments. Topics include lesson planning, pedagogy, lesson delivery and pacing, use of educational technology, social-emotional learning, classroom management, assessment, reflective practice, and effective internal and external communication. During second semester, Fellows work on a capstone project with guidance and support from the group.

Fellows Professional Development

  • On-campus teaching seminars
  • SAIS New Teacher Seminar
  • NAIS People of Color Conference
  • Educational technology training
  • Observations and supportive feedback from expert teachers

Educational Environment

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Commitment to academic excellence in a supportive environment
  • “Latin Leads with Honor,” school-wide leadership program
  • On-campus team challenge course as part of the Hawks Quest experiential learning program
  • Honors and Advanced Placement courses offered in the Upper School
  • 1:1 iPads in grades 3-12

Latin's Mission

Our mission is to encourage individual development and civility in our students by inspiring them to learn, by encouraging them to serve others, and by offering them many growth-promoting opportunities.

Latin's Core Values

Honor Above All
Charlotte Latin embraces the development of personal honor as a lifelong pursuit in the building of character and adherence to the Honor Code is required from all members of the School community. We honor one another and our personal gifts and accomplishments.

Commitment to Excellence
The quest for excellence that has characterized Charlotte Latin since its founding extends to all aspects of school life, and is viewed as the effort to do one’s best and to seek to improve continually. This quest embodies the boundless spirit that characterizes our school community, and it is grounded in our commitment to create an exceptional environment for teaching and learning.

Charlotte Latin encourages the development of leadership as a lifelong characteristic of our students and adheres to the concept of service to others (servant leadership) as the ideal model that best meets the needs of our school community, our nation and the world.

Respect for Oneself and Others
Respect is the foundation of the Charlotte Latin School community. We celebrate differences that include diverse people, cultures, and perspectives.

Personal Responsibility
Each person at Charlotte Latin is accountable for his or her actions. We all share responsibility for the welfare of the greater School community.

Moral Courage
Charlotte Latin leads by example and our members are willing to do what is right and true through the courage of their convictions in spite of possible consequences or the opinions of others. Morally courageous people are willing to admit their mistakes, to address injustice and to uphold the principle of “Honor Above All.”

2018-2019 Fellows

From Pride Magazine, July-August 2018 issue

New Latin Fellows Program Welcomes Inaugural Participants

Compiled by Angela Haigler

Valeria Hernandez and Rozlyn Humphrey

Valeria Hernandez and Rozlyn Humphrey will join Charlotte Latin in the fall as new teachers in a new program designed to increase diversity within the school’s faculty.

The Latin Fellows program gives one year of guidance, training and experience to recent college graduates from underrepresented groups who have expressed interest in teaching as a career. The fellowships are also for novice educators who desire the opportunity to develop their teaching skills in a supportive environment.

The program was open to applicants throughout the Southeast. “Valeria and Rozlyn are wonderful professionals who will represent Latin and the fellows program well,” said Sonja Taylor, Charlotte Latin director of diversity and inclusion.

Valeria Hernandez graduated with a BA in history from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, with a 4.0 GPA. Hernandez is fluent in Spanish.

Rozlyn Humphrey graduated with a BS in early childhood education from Columbia College in Missouri and an associate of applied science degree in early childhood education from Aiken Technical College in South Carolina, where she also received certification for early childhood development.

At Latin, everyone genuinely cares about me as a person and wants me to succeed.

Donay Fullwood,
Middle School Math & Basketball Coach