Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you. -Deuteronomy 16:20 Freedom and injustice have been at odds with each other throughout our nation’s history.  Our historic and privileged documents promise freedom, liberty and justice for...

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,...

Parker Schramme Parker Schramme | University of Arkansas | Elementary "I am so proud of you. It's been such a blessing for me to watch you grow in your teaching practice this year. Your comprehensible input is out of this world! I have watched your passion for...

Kelly Paredes Kelly Paredes | Ohio State University | ESL "Kelly, You are kind, gentle, humble, and reflective. You take feedback to heart and you desire to learn and grow for your students. One of my favorite memories from this year was the day that you were...

Kaelyn Kraft Kaelyn Kraft | University of Memphis | Elementary "Kaelyn, I have loved watching you transition your sweet, gentle spirit into a loving, yet firm presence in the classroom. Your students will benefit so much from your balance of love and strength!"-Chaunta McCollins, Coach Will Lattner Will Lattner...