Sara loves science. She studied Neuroscience and Educational Studies during her time in undergrad at Rhodes College. She worked at MTR Camp in the summer of 2016, which is where she fell in love with teaching the youth of Memphis. She wanted to share her love...

1. How has the reading specialist certification program impacted your practice? Or has it impacted your practice? The Reading Specialist Certification program has definitely already impacted my practice. It has helped me to be more conscious of my work with students, and ultimately make instruction more...

1. How has the Reading Specialist Certification program impacted your practice? The reading specialist certification program equipped me with a robust understanding of foundational literacy skills and overall literacy development. As a result of the knowledge that I gained from the program, I am now able...

We invite you to download MTR's Christmas Readings & Prayers for encouragement during this holiday season and time away from school. These past two years have been extremely difficult for all--with particular challenges for teachers and students. The stress of Covid, on top of the...

MTR Camp StaffMarjorie Lee Brown STEM Discovery Camp StaffMTR Residency Class of 2022 In the past four weeks, MTR has welcomed the residency class of 2022, MTR Camp summer interns, and Marjorie Lee Brown STEM Education Fellows! We're so grateful to the collective 73 individuals who...

Juneteenth. Freedom Day. Jubilee Day. Liberation Day. The longest-running African-American holiday. A symbolic day that commemorates the end of slavery. And now, a federal holiday.Juneteenth celebrations date back to 1866 with three goals: to CELEBRATE,to EDUCATE,to AGITATE 1The work of justice, racial equity, and true freedom remains...

Read more about what MTR residents, graduates, and alumni are up to! Neven Holland, MTR Class of 2015Neven wrote a piece for The Hechinger Report about how he creates a safe and supportive virtual classroom for his 4th-grade students. The article entitled, “TEACHER VOICE: My students will...

Juneteenth. Freedom Day. Jubilee Day. Liberation Day. The longest-running African-American holiday. A symbolic day that commemorates the end of slavery.⁣It was on June 19, 1865, that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had...

Black Lives Matter. Educate yourself. Take ownership of your learning in order to understand systemic racism and the work that needs to be done, internally and externally, to bring about change.⁣ As you are learning, please explore this list of resources suggested by MTR educators, staff,...