800 Teachers, 10 Cities, 1 Amazing Summer

Summer is our favorite season, because it’s when we get to help hundreds of talented, dedicated people from all walks of life start their journey as teachers and leaders in schools across the country. As we prepare to say goodbye to summer, we want to share some of our favorite pre-service training (PST) moments from a few of our programs. To all the amazing teachers and leaders who spent their summer with us: We can’t wait to watch—and learn from—everything you achieve with your students.

From Philadelphia to Los Angeles and eight other cities in between, more than 800 aspiring teachers and school leaders brought the very best of themselves to our programs this summer—and had fun, too. In Baltimore, Residents not only dug into social-emotional learning, they also found time to show off their killer dance moves.

At a time when the need for teacher diversity has never been clearer, we’re especially proud that more than half of our program participants identify as people of color. That includes Roots LA, where in the midst of enjoying the California sunshine, Fellows met with mentors, honed their teaching skills with summer school students, and prepped for interviews with our partner schools.

More than 80 experienced educators devoted part of their break to leveling up their instruction through our Good to Great program in New Orleans. "Good to Great helps teachers bring high expectations back to their own classroom by holding high expectations here," said Angela Lynch, one of this year's participants. "There's just no room for not bringing everything every day."

Katherine, one of our Baltimore City Teaching Residents, spent three days getting started with PST, got married, and then hopped right back into the swing of things. Thanks for your commitment, but most of all, congratulations on your marriage!

With a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, teachNOLA Fellows studied proven teaching techniques and practiced them intensively with their peers and with students in summer school classrooms.

"60 Fellows, six weeks, immeasurable growth. Now the students of Indianapolis have a new generation of transformative teachers to support them." –Doc Miller, PST Director and Senior Effectiveness Coach

Through lectures, visits to schools, and putting what they learned into practice, our PhillyPLUS 2019-20 cohort honed their instructional leadership skills as they prepared to take on roles as assistant principals or principals.

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

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