The Murdock-Thompson Center for Teachers

Serving Teachers' Innovation & Invention

Supporting teacher innovation and New Motivational Strategies

We honor and award teachers to instigate positive educational change from the ground, up.

Summer Fellowship for Innovative Teachers

We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the US with an international focus on teacher innovation and inventiveness. Through our mission, we honor and award teachers to instigate positive educational change from the ground, up.

We award at least one teacher from our partnering schools $1,000 USD with a Summer Fellowship for Innovative Teachers. Murdock-Thompson Summer Fellows may use their fellowship fund in any way they choose, typically developing or continuing research for innovative or motivational strategies and writing and submitting papers for publication.

Our partnerships are determined jointly by the Murdock-Thompson Center for Teachers and the school. Today, we partner with:

  • Zaria Academy (Nigeria)

  • Lycée Municipal de Tanda (Ivory Coast)

  • Vital Years School (Nigeria)

  • Jacqueline Walsh School for The Arts (USA)

  • Community Preparatory School (USA)

"The award is a great and rare privilege. It brought tremendous joy and gladness to me as a teacher and a reassurance that teaching is a noble profession. The award has contributed positively to my financial, academic and social life."
ADERANTI KEHINDE ADEDEJI
SMIT Fellowship Winner, 2017

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