The Food Education Fellowship

Pilot Light seeks highly-motivated PreK–12th grade teachers across the country with an interest in implementing Pilot Light food education lessons consistently with their students. Fellows will be supported with Pilot Light resources while helping to refine and evaluate food education in classrooms (virtually and/or in-person!). 

Meet our 22-23 Fellows!


Our application for the 2022-23 year is now closed. If you’re interested in being the first to know when our 2023-2024 application launches, please fill out this survey. Thank you for your passion for food education!


  • Will be teaching in the United States in the 2022-23 school year
  • At least 2 years of teaching experience
  • Interest in using food education as a tool to teach in your classroom
  • Interest in monthly, virtual professional development related to food education
  • Interest in engaging in school community and with families
  • Commitment to meeting requirements outlined for Fellows
  • Administrator approval 


  • Attendance at all professional development meetings (hosted virtually – see dates below)
  • Delivering Pilot Light food education lessons weekly in classrooms
  • Commitment to evaluating the effects of food education in your classroom
  • Commitment to student-led food education advocacy & community and family engagement
  • Commitment to connecting school food to classroom lessons


  • Sample Lesson (see specific requirements in application)
  • Two professional references
  • Updated resume
  • Completion of Pilot Light Food Education Fellowship Application 
  • Completion of Administrator Recommendation Form


United States (Your school should be located within the U.S.A)


August 2022 – June 2023

Key Dates – all professional development will be held virtually

  • Summer Institute: August 8th and 9th 2022 – (all day, exact times to be announced)
  • Monthly Virtual Professional Development (evening from 5-7pm CST)
    • September 14th
    • October 12th
    • December 14th
    • January 11th
    • February 8th
    • March 8th
    • April 12th
    • May 10th
    • June 14th


  • $2000 stipend for completion of Fellowship 
  • $250 reimbursement for food education materials during Fellowship
  • Monthly virtual professional development
  • One-on-one coaching and support
  • Regular collaboration with a partner in the food space

Have questions or need additional information? Please contact Caitlin Arens, Partnerships Manager, at

Pilot Light embraces a philosophy that recognizes, values, and actively seeks diversity among its team. We seek to attract, develop, retain, and promote a talented diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, status as an individual with disability, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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