Memphis Teacher Residency

organization overview

As a response to the gospel mandate to love our neighbors as ourselves, MTR will partner to provide students in 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.

Year Founded  |  2009

Industry  |  Education

# of Employees  |  30

Out of 39 teacher preparation programs in the state with complete results, Memphis Teacher Residency has been among the top two programs on the report card for each of the last three years.

how we work

residency program

Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR) is a faith-based, non-profit organization founded in 2009 to recruit, train, and support effective teachers in a Christian context. Residents are college graduates invited to train with a mentor, receive coaching, and participate in Master of Education coursework through our university partner.  During the residency year, participants earn their master’s degree and teach for a full academic year in a mentor’s classroom. While some residents do have undergraduate teacher training prior to the residency, others do not and become a certified teacher at the end of the residency year. Graduating the program, residents agree to teach in Memphis high needs schools for three additional years.

MTR camp

MTR Camp is a summer academic camp for elementary students in MTR partner neighborhoods: a summer learning adventure that combines math, reading, extracurriculars, field trips, and fun. Learning is fun at MTR Camp and a key goal is cultivating a love of learning at a young age. MTR hires approximately 22 college interns for 4 weeks to run this educational academic camp.

stem discovery camp

STEM Discovery Camp is a 3-week summer mathematics camp for rising 7th graders to discover STEM fields and be pushed in their math understanding like never before. Math is the key that unlocks the door to so many STEM fields, and this camp launches students on the pathway to having access to any STEM career they desire. MTR seeks underclassmen college students of color with an interest in STEM education to join the Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Education Fellowship serving as TAs and counselors at this summer math camp.

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Our Recruiters

floresha smith

Recruiting Director

Dr. Tracey Jernigan

Camp Director & Recruiter

Stella anosike

Social Media Recruiter

shawn carter

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