Students in Ms. Paredes' classroom “Oh, pobrecita Ely, she doesn’t understand you.” Her classmates would tell me since day one. She would look up at me with her big, brown eyes and nod. “Ely has to go to the bathroom!” Her classmates would scream out loud...

Rebekah Kennedy's residency placement classroom As I take a step back to reflect on the past four months, I am reminded of why I made the move to Memphis, Tennessee to join MTR. In Acts 20:24 Paul states, “But I do not account my life of...

Olivia (far left) and her friends at a Levitt Shell concert shortly after move-in.  This summer, I did something radical. I moved from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, where I have lived all 22 years of my life (except during my college years), to Memphis, Tennessee. I moved to...

Welcome back. Since May 2015, we’ve experienced transforming growth. We aren’t residents anymore. We are butt-kicking teachers who have completed our commitment to the Memphis Teacher Residency seeking to provide students with equitable education independent of their ZIP code, just like we began 4 years...