NEA Foundation Global Fellows

MSEA Members Receive Year-Long NEA Foundation Fellowships

The NEA Foundation is philanthropic organization that supports educators through the Global Learning Fellowship program (GLF) and its Learning and Leadership, Student Success, Envision Equity, and many other subject-specific and inquiry-based grants.

The GLF is the NEA Foundation’s signature investment in educators’ global learning, collaboration, and leadership with a year-long program designed to enhance educators’ knowledge and skills to integrate global and cultural competency into daily classroom instruction, advocate for global competencies in their schools and districts, and help students thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.

Fellows are engaged in online coursework, webinars, reading and reflection, a two-day professional development conference, and an international fi eld study. Upon completion of the program, the Global Learning Fellows become members of an active, 450+ person alumni group that supports continued growth and leadership.

MSEA and NEA actively promote the inclusion of educator voice in leadership practice and policy, and we proudly celebrate public school educators. Learn about NEA Foundation grants for educators and fellowship opportunity available to enhance your classroom experience at

Meet MSEA’s three NEA Foundation GL23 Fellows and learn more about them:

MSEA members Mirta Valdés-Bradner, David Eisenberg, and Salimatou Ouedraogo are 2023-2024 NEA Global Fellows.

Mirta Valdés-Bradner is a world language and Spanish educator at North Caroline High School in Caroline County who is visiting Costa Rica. Learn more about MIrta and her advocacy for AP access for all students here and here.

David Eisenberg is an engineering educator at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Prince George’s County who is visiting Costa Rica. Learn more about David here.

Salimatou Ouedraogo is a middle school ESOL educator at South Lake Elementary School Montgomery County who is visiting Costa Rica. Learn more about Salimatou and her leadership training with MSEA here.

The GLF is a competitive program, and all applications are reviewed by educators. Learn more about the GLF and other opportunities at

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