NASEF Scholastic Fellow Program

The NASEF Scholastic Fellow Program provides a professional learning community, mentorship, tools, resources and instructional coaching for educators interested in connecting esports and learning in schools and out-of-school time / community-based organizations across the globe.


Applications for the 2024-2025 program year are now open!

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application using the link below:

Apply to be a NASEF Scholastic Fellow
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Professional Development Pathway

Selected educators have the opportunity to learn as a Fellow in their first year, lead as a Mentor in their second year, and grow as a Community Leader in their third year and beyond.  Community Leaders are the official Trainers-of-Trainers for the global NASEF community.

Scholastic Fellow

Year One

Scholastic Mentor

Year Two

Community Leader

Year Three

Apply to be a NASEF Scholastic Fellow

For more detailed information please make sure to download and review the PDF application packet.

When you're ready to apply, you can fill out the online application using the button below.

Applications are due Friday, July 26th, 2024.

Download the Application Packet
Apply to be a NASEF Scholastic Fellow

Timeline of Events


May 2024

Call for Applications

Applications are open to all educators across the globe interested in connecting learning & esports.

July 26th, 2024

Application Deadline

All application materials including a supplemental 5-10 minute video and letter of support.

August 30th, 2024

Fellows Selected

Scholastic Fellows will be notified of their selection and next steps to joining our community.

September 2024

Program Kick-Off

We officially launch our community with introductions to fellows, mentors, community leaders, and alumni.

October 2024 - June 2025

Program Cycle

We spend approximately nine months as a community sharing successes, challenges, best practices, and collaborating on various curricula and capstone projects through a blend of synchronous and asynchronous interactions.

Learn About the 2023-2024 Scholastic Fellows and Mentors

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Program Overview

 NASEF invites educators interested in connecting academics and gaming through the implementation of NASEF’s state-approved integrated curriculum in their classrooms or after-school/out-of-school time programs to apply to become a Scholastic Fellow. All educators around the globe working in middle school, high school, collegiate/university and community-based organizations are encouraged to apply.


Community Leaders

The Official NASEF Trainers-of-Trainers (ToT) for Scholastic Esports! Community Leaders have participated as a Scholastic Fellow, Scholastic Mentor, and are knowledge experts in the integration of esports in education.

Aidar Abdullin

Al-Bayan Bilingual School
Grade 5 Head / English & Art Teacher

Rubik Adams

creadorSTREAM / Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin
UX Game Designer / EdTech Strategist

David Amaro

Anáhuac Esports / PrepaLeague
Educational Linking Director

Chris Aviles

Garden State Esports
Teacher & Founder

Angelique Gianas

Helix Charter High School
English Teacher

Alexander Gibson

Harrisburg University
Director of Secondary School Services

PK Graff

Ghost Gaming Academy / FoCo Esports
Director / General Manager

Tyler Hahn

Cherokee Public Library

Amy Harris

Davis H. Hart Career Center

James McKowen

Hopatcong HS / Garden State Esports
 Computer Science Teacher and Esports Coach / CTE Director

Pamela Moreno

Community Health Academy of the Heights

J.D. Williams

Laveen School District
Technology Instructional Coach

JuanPablo Larios

Orange Unified School District
CTE Teacher / Esports Coordinator

James Wood

Scholastic Tournament Administrator

Regina Schaffer

Middletown Township SD / Garden State Esports
EdTech Specialist / Vice President

Yoshiaki Tsuboyama

Esports Scholastic Director

2019-2022 Fellow & Mentor Alumni

We have had a diverse group of educators from around the world participate as a NASEF Scholastic Fellow & Mentor.  We are continually excited about the amazing opportunities that these educators continue to innovate for young people, other educators, and their communities.

Aidar Abdullin

Marta Anderson

Nevine Asfour

Mary Atherton

Shayla Baldwin

Rene Barge

Sanjay Kumar Bhagat

Amy Brudin

Jean Cavanaugh

Randall Deich

April Dixon

Ryan Friederich

Aldo Fuentes

Ivet Gonzalez

Mark Godinez

Jenny Gonzales

David Hammers

Miles Harvey

Steve Isaacs

Garikai Kajau

Alex Keeler

Sam Kelso

JuanPablo Larios

Jodi Mahoney

David Manning

Dalton Mcghiey

Margaret McNamara

Peter Melton

Leonard Moreno

Akeem Morgan

Maria Nadal

Cinthia Paez

Corrine Perella

Nick Rider

Brad Seward

Ashley Sheehan

John Shoemaker

Nate Simons

Matthew Smith

Travis Whitt

Taylor Yazel

Melissa Burns

Admire Chabvepi

Samha Choi

PK Graff

Laurenjoy Graves

Andy Gribbin

Amy Harris

Chuck Hobbs

Giselle Jaimes

Erica Larson Bautze

Emma Liston

Felicia Martin Latief

Roxann Martinez

Jim McKowen

Adrieanne Moliere

Pamela Moreno-Paes

Shoubna Naika-Taylor

Kalam Neale

Happyson Nyamudeza

Mary Phillips

Daniel Rolo

Yoshiaki Tsuboyama

Ignacio Vargas

Megan Wallace

Audra Yocom