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Penn Fellows Residency

Gilman is a partner in the Penn Fellows Independent School Teaching Residency (ISTR), an innovative collaboration between the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania and a consortium of the nation’s leading independent day schools.

Solidly grounded in both the theory and practice of teaching, the ISTR program is designed to integrate the expertise of professional educators from a host of leading institutions, drawing on the perspectives of scholars and practitioners alike.

The other consortium schools include Greenwich Academy, Hopkins School, North Shore Country Day, Princeton Day School, Riverdale Country School, Roxbury Latin School, The Shipley School, St. Anne’s Belfield, and Trinity School.

The application process for the 2024-2025 school year is now open.

Apply here


For questions about the Penn Fellows program at Gilman, contact one of the co-directors of the program:

Beth Knapp

(410) 323-3800, ext. 441

Matt Zealand

(410) 323-3800, ext. 407



Program Overview



Congratulations to 2023 Penn Fellow Devina Bhalla!

Penn Fellow Devina Bhalla

Devine Bhalla will graduate in the summer of 2023 from the University of Pennsylvania after completing her residency at Gilman as a Penn Fellow.



Program Brochure