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PG Fellows Program


Porter-Gaud School is a 1-12 co-ed independent school in Charleston, SC. We are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable community in which all individuals can contribute to school life and develop a sense of belonging. The PG Fellows program is designed to help Porter-Gaud increase the diversity of our Faculty and Staff. This program will provide training, guidance, and experiential learning for recent college graduates who have an interest in teaching as a career. Each PG Fellow will work alongside an experienced co-teacher for a term of one to three years. After successful participation in the program, we hope to then offer full-time employment at Porter-Gaud or assist the PG Fellow in placement at another school.

Perspectives from Faculty

Program Qualifications

Are you…

  • A soon-to-be or recent college graduate?
  • Interested in shaping the lives of young people?
  • Willing to be mentored by experienced faculty and staff to learn about independent school life?   

PG Fellows provides:

  • Competitive salary plus optional benefits
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Opportunities for growth in an inclusive community, grounded in respect for each of its members

Interested applicants must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. A degree in education is not required.  Key qualifications may include technology skills, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, and evidence of strong communication skills. The following materials should be submitted to

  • One-page cover letter including  summary of key qualifications
  • Current resume 
  • Official transcript
  • Contact information for 2-3 references (current or former professors or advisors, current or former supervisors)
  • In a brief response, explain your interest in the program, and tell us about any leadership experience you have had

PG Fellows Coordinator
Director of Multicultural Affairs

Mrs. Terra Burke has worked at Porter-Gaud School since 2008. She began as a Lower School homeroom teacher, then served as Director of Community Outreach/Associate Director of Admissions. She currently serves as Director of Multicultural Affairs and is the PG Fellows Coordinator. Her roles include facilitating diversity, equity, and inclusion discussions with Lower School students in grades 1-4. Mrs. Burke also acts as a resource on DEI issues for parents, faculty, and staff, and assists in the development of all-school DEI curriculum and programs.

Questions? Contact Terra Burke at or 843.402.4675