Feature Reform Program: Memphis Teacher Residency

Posted on March 1, 2014


By Jenny Bitzer

Screen_Shot_2014-03-01_at_12_06_49_AMMemphis is host to a variety of different reform programs and initiatives. Memphis Teacher Residency is a Christian based teacher residency program that aims to put highly qualified individuals through a year long in-classroom residency with a mentor teacher in order to train and prepare each resident to run their own classroom for two years after the residency program. Memphis Teacher Residency believes that urban education is the single greatest social justice and civil rights issue in America today. Through their urban residency model, residents are able to receive graduate level training, receiving a master’s degree in urban education, and receive weekly coaching and guidance from a mentor and MTR staff member.

MTR Mission:
“As a response to the Gospel mandate to love our neighbors as ourselves, MTR will provide students in partner low-income Memphis neighborhoods with the same, or better, quality of education as is available to any student in Memphis by recruiting, training, and supporting effective teachers within a Christian context.”

Community Partnerships:
Binghampton (Brewster Elementary, Cornerstone Prep, East High)
Graham Heights (Kingsbury Elementary. Kingsbury Middle, Kingsbury High)
Mitchell Heights (Treadwell Elementary, Treadwell Middle, Douglass High)
Orange Mound (Sherwood Elementary, Hanley Elementary –ASPIRE, Fairview Middle, Sherwood Middle, Melrose High)

Learn more about the program and how to get involved with Memphis Teacher Residency at: http://memphistr.org

Posted in: Education