Project Inspire believes in the residency model to train and prepare teachers so that they are ready from day one. During the residency year, teacher residents will learn to be an effective teacher in a high-need school with support and coaching from their Clinical Instructor and Project Inspire staff.
Residents spend a full year apprenticeship with a Clinical Instructor (mentor teacher) in a gradual release model.
Residents will have on-going training in how to teach for equity.
Residents earn a Master's degree and licensure with a university partner.
Residents receive feedback and coaching throughout the residency year.
As AmeriCorps service members, residents earn a stipend and health insurance during the residency year.
Residents have support from PI staff, fellow cohort members, and network of graduates.
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Mikayla Curry, Cohort 12 resident
Science teacher at The Howard School
"When thinking about what I wanted to do, it always came back to teaching. Project Inspire was perfect as I majored in Biology, and the program aligned with my values. It was a perfect fit."