Launched in 2016, the Nashville Teacher Residency (NTR) recruits and trains, diverse, passionate, and local teacher candidates to become high performing middle and high school math and English teachers serving traditionally underserved communities in Middle Tennessee's district and charter schools.
NTR places Residents in the classrooms of highly-effective mentor teachers who provide modeling, mentoring, and coaching as Residents learn to teach by sharing teaching responsibilities in their classroom.
At night, Residents take rigorous, practical, and hands-on classes in pedagogy, content, and community and culture. At the end of the year, they become fully-licensed teachers ready to have a meaningful impact on students from day one of their careers in education.
OUR SCHOOL PARTNERS
Each year the Nashville Teacher Residency has expanded to reach more schools and ultimately more students. Currently, we partner with 16 schools between Metro Nashville Public Schools and the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.
In order for our students to accomplish their goals, they need access to great teachers. Learning to be a great teacher takes an immense amount of energy and effort, as well as a willingness to fail regularly, then receive and implement feedback. To ensure that we stay focused on the purpose of our work despite its challenges, we ground ourselves in our values.
EMBRACE PRACTICE | KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY | VALUE RELATIONSHIPS | EXCEED EXPECTATIONS
VISION & MISSION
NTR envisions Middle Tennessee as home to exceptional schools, staffed by diverse, local, and highly effective teachers, that are breaking the cycle of poverty by ensuring that every child receives an outstanding education.
NTR’s mission is to develop diverse cohorts of thriving new teachers, prepared through strategic cycles of practice and feedback, who know their local and school communities, and value their relationships with students, families, and colleagues, in order to improve outcomes for all students in Middle Tennessee.
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