Ricardo wanted to make a difference. Ricardo Trejo, MTR Class of 2023, was raised in Memphis. He had several MTR teachers growing up, beginning in 8th grade. He attended the University of Memphis, where he studied psychology. Deep down, he knew his passion was working...

Ashley is changing the education game. Ashley Griffin, MTR Class of 2010, was a part of our first ever residency class. Our organization was new, but Ashley trusted us to train her well to close the educational gap in Memphis. She graduated from Furman University,...

Check out these MTR graduate shoutouts from their coach! Keven Stepter (2021) took on a new chapter at Douglas High and is finding his heart for Economics and Personal Finance. Keven is a true definition of never giving up and he expresses that daily to his...

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...