• The Bread Loaf campus was once a Victorian family resort. It’s surrounded by the Green Mountain National Forest. Photo by Dana Olsen.

The Bread Loaf School of English Scholarships

The Academy for Teachers is modeled on The Bread Loaf School of English, at Middlebury College, where passionate students, most of them teachers, take inspiring classes in a beautiful mountain setting. Full scholarships, offered jointly by The Academy and Bread Loaf, will be awarded to Fellows of The Academy for Teachers who show a passion for literature, a love of creativity, and a devotion to teaching. We hope that six weeks among kindred spirits—reading, discussing, writing, playing—will send them into the next school year rejuvenated.

Applications for 2019 are currently being accepted. (Scholarship application details.)


2018 Academy for Teachers / Bread Loaf Scholars

Elizabeth Healy has taught English in New York City’s public schools for 14 years. At LaGuardia High School she delights in integrating music, drama, visual art and dance with her seniors’ AP Literature and sophomores’ British Literature curricula. She has brought a knack for reaching reluctant students, along with her literary insight and collaborative style, to the inaugural Academy Hamlet seminar as well as programs with NEH, New York Public Library, and Teacher’s College. Elizabeth sings with The Manhattan Choral Ensemble, serves on its board, and performs the role of a lifetime: mother of two.
Monica Rowley has been teaching for 16 years, in Honolulu, Philadelphia, and New York City. She teaches World Literature and AP Research at Brooklyn Technical High School and works as a consultant for the College Board. She is also a creative writer and her work has appeared in Yes Poetry and The Ogham Stone. Her various grants and fellowships include summer study at the Library of Congress and with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Laura Wang has been teaching high school chemistry in New York City public schools for five years, most recently at School of the Future. A Fellow of the Academy for Teachers, as well as Math for America and the Knowles Teacher Initiative, Laura incorporates her love of stories and history into her science classes. She and her students have made biodiesel, written letters to the President, and designed public service announcements about the Flint water crisis. She also subjects her students to science jokes on a near-daily basis.