The Nashville Teacher Residency (NTR) was founded in 2016 as an independent (non-college/university) Educator Preparation Provider. Our goal was to take emerging best practices in teacher education and use them in a program driven by our mission and vision to create a more just, diverse, and equitable education system.
Originally incubated in Project Renaissance, NTR became its own non-profit in 2017. In 2018, we were admitted to the National Center for Teacher Residencies, a nationwide network of 30 exceptional teacher residencies which informs and pushes our work and thinking. Our partners have expanded from 4 schools in the 2016-17 school year to 17 in 2019-20, including Metro Nashville Public Schools, Clarksville Montgomery County Public Schools, and public charter schools.
As we've grown from 12 to 40 Residents, and our team has expanded from 2 to 8, we've learned a lot--about our community, our Residents, and ourselves. Along the way, we've been fortunate to build partnerships with amazing schools, thriving communities, and outstanding peers in teacher education across Middle Tennessee and the country. We're proud of what we've accomplished and eager to improve our practice even more as we do our part to tackle the shared responsibility of providing equitable educational outcomes for students in Middle Tennessee.