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Dartmouth MALS Fellowship Program

Dublin School was awarded a $100,000 matching Edward E. Ford grant in 2021 to support the launch of the new Dartmouth MALS Fellowship for Aspiring Educators - A groundbreaking program that serves to support and mentor prospective teachers and administrators from underrepresented populations interested in starting their careers in independent schools. 

The program is a partnership between Dartmouth's Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program and several independent schools across northern New England. Over the course of three years, fellows earn a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree from Dartmouth while interning with their school to apply their learning and develop their skills as future teachers and administrators. 

The $100,000 matching grant funds are being used to support one fellow in each participating school over the three summers and two years of fellowship. Specifically, paying for their room/board at Dartmouth over the summers and regular professional development/gatherings for the cohort over the course of the program. Creating a strong sense of community among the cohort of fellows is a key component of the program in order to foster professional networking, deeper discussions about sensitive topics like racism, a voice in the development of the program, and increased connection within the independent school community. 

 Current Participating Dartmouth MALS Fellows

"I have had a wonderful experience at MALS. I have made life long friendships with my cohort and have developed meaningful relationships with my professors. The knowledge that I have gained allows me to be a better mentor and faculty member. Thank you so much to Dublin, Dartmouth and EE Ford for this amazing opportunity." - Jay Little

Ms. Jay Little


-B.A. Lafayette College

I grew up in New Haven, CT playing with Bratz dolls and running outside with my friends. In middle school, I decided that I wanted to attend boarding school and landed at Vermont Academy where I competed in soccer and basketball. After graduating, I attended Lafayette College. I double-majored in Government & Law and International Affairs and was also the captain of the rugby team.
My educational background taught me resilience and the ability to adapt to all situations preparing me for what is to come. I look forward to being a part of the Dublin community and getting to know the students and their families!
What book has made you think the most? A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer
What teacher has had the greatest impact on you? Why were they special? Amanda Hodgson -- my dorm parent, English teacher, and my advisor at Vermont Academy. She is a true mentor contesting me mentally and always being there when I need her the most.
How would your friends describe you in three words? Hardworking, adventurous, and kind.
If I had a free afternoon I would... relax with my family and friends. It would involve a walk through the park with ice cream after!
What is your favorite outdoor activity? Playing rugby! It calls for a level of persistence - getting knocked down and standing back up. Ruby is not only a physical exercise but a mental one. It is a fun way to get to know your teammates and your opponents. The rugby community is a strong one.

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