Dear Potential Cotting Fellowship Candidate,
for your dedication to the field of education and for your commitment to
ensuring that America’s most challenged students have access to highly
qualified teachers and quality education. And congratulations! As a
qualified applicant for the Cotting Fellowship, you have already
distinguished yourself in your field!
Established in 1893 as
America’s first day school for children with a broad spectrum of
learning and communication disabilities, physical challenges, and
complex medical conditions, Cotting School has a rich history of meeting
the multifaceted challenges of children with special needs. That
tradition continues today with a faculty of bright, innovative, and
dedicated special educators.
However, we understand that the
measure of Cotting School in the years to come will be our ability to
continue to attract, work with, and influence the highest caliber of
teachers. The role of the teacher in a student’s life at Cotting School
has the most profound impact on his/her success and ability to prepare
for the future. Therefore, we created this two-year fellowship to
provide an opportunity to work and learn with the top graduates in the
field of education.
We appreciate that applying to the Cotting
Fellowship is a significant commitment and we want to assure you that
each application will be thoughtfully and carefully reviewed. We look
forward to getting to know each applicant through his/her professional
and educational experiences and, most importantly, through his/her
writing samples. These essays offer you an opportunity to tell us your
story, including the people and events that have shaped your decisions
and teaching philosophy.
We would also invite you to learn more
about us and our fellowship program by exploring this site. You are
welcome to contact us as well with questions about our school or our
Cotting Fellowship program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
enthusiastically await your application and thank you again for your
commitment to the education of students with special needs.
David W. Manzo