The Bread Loaf School of English is pleased to announce a generous grant from the C.E. and S. Foundation in Louisville.

Funding from C.E. and S. and Middlebury College will provide fellowships covering costs up to $7,000 for Kentucky teachers to attend Bread Loaf in 2012. These teachers will receive professional development through content-specific coursework at Bread Loaf and networking opportunities throughout the following academic year, and they will become part of a lively, professionally engaged group of Kentucky teachers that is affiliated with a larger nationwide network of teachers with whom their classrooms can share online projects during the school year.

Applicants must be full-time public school Kentucky teachers at the middle or high school levels. These teachers must have completed a minimum of one year of teaching by June 2012, and must be committed to teaching in Kentucky schools in the academic year following their summer study at Bread Loaf. Bread Loaf is committed to increasing diversity in its community; teachers of color are encouraged to apply.

The Bread Loaf School is a summer graduate program of Middlebury College, offering courses at four sites: in Ripton, Vermont; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Asheville, North Carolina; and Lincoln College, Oxford, in England. Kentucky fellowship recipients may spend their first summer session at any of the three U.S. campuses, enrolling in one intensive course. The credits may be applied toward an MA or MLitt at Bread Loaf, and teachers may return for summer study at any one of the four Bread Loaf campuses.

During the summer session, teachers will join the Bread Loaf Teacher Network, a professional development network that encourages year-round collabora­tion among Bread Loaf teachers and their students on studies of literature and literacy, digital production projects, and advocacy work. Many teacher partnerships evolve from summer study at Bread Loaf. Network members meet weekly at each campus during the summer and stay in touch throughout the year. Members of Kentucky BLTN meet several times during the school year and serve as important resources to their schools and other Kentucky teachers.  

To read more about the admissions process and the online summer 2012 catalog, go to Applications are considered on a rolling basis through May 15, as long as space remains.