Our intention is to focus our teacher placement within specific MTR partner K-12 feeder-pattern schools that serve students within identified partner neighborhoods. This intentional focus will increase the access to high-potential, residency-trained teachers for children in MTR partner schools. Now in our 11th year, MTR currently has 331 residents and graduates teaching and leading mostly within our 31 partner feeder-pattern schools that serve five MTR partner neighborhoods: Binghampton, Orange Mound, Frayser, Mitchell Heights, and Graham Heights.
Resident preferences are taken into account in the graduate placement process, and the central goal is ensuring that principals in partner neighborhoods always have a pool of high-quality teacher applicants. By working carefully on the initial placement of graduates, MTR seeks to find a good fit for the graduate and requires graduates to work for three consecutive years within an MTR partner school as well as emphatically asks graduates not to change schools during their three year post-residency commitment.