The Educational Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP)

Overview: TMI operated The Educational Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) in partnership with Mississippi State University from 2003 through 2007. EPFP is a national educational leadership development program sponsored by the Institute for Education Leadership.

The Educational Policy Fellowship Program: Building Communities & Supporting Leadership Development

Period: 2002 to 2008
Funding: Initial funding was provided by The Phil Hardin Foundation and the Lower Pearl River Foundation in the form of participant scholarships. Later funding was generated from participant fees. The program expired due in large part to high costs during tough budget times.
Purpose: EPFP provides a yearlong educational program designed to nurture a new generation of educational leaders. Educational experiences provided by the EPFP included monthly meetings and two national meetings.  As operated by TMI, EPFP provided programming that helps future leaders to understand the important connection between economic prosperity and the educational level of citizens. Simulations, seminars, group work, case studies, and special workshops were all utilized during the year long instruction period.
Results: 65 graduates including two who became community college presidents, three who became deans, and one who became a school superintendent.



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