RTR Teacher Residency

Lifting up our communities
from inside the classroom.

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Become a Teacher

Do you want to be a teacher? Our program prepares teachers to work in high-needs and hard-to-staff schools across Virginia.
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Become a Mentor

Are you a fully licensed, in-service teacher working in a high-needs or hard-to-staff school in one of our partner districts? Consider becoming a Mentor to help grow the next generation of teachers.
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That collaboration and networking have been the most helpful. If I don’t know how to do something I can ask, and there’s like 50 people I can ask. I think that’s been really helpful in my development as a teacher; I’m given resources and criticism from people in my cohort, from people at my school, from the directors of the program.

Brandi Harris (Cohort 7)

The program provides me with the opportunity to observe a potential teacher for a year to determine if the candidate is suitable for our environment before hiring.

Hiring Principal

This program makes us better teachers and makes us more prepared to go back into the classroom.

Mentor Teacher


RTR has prepared highly qualified teachers over the last 12 years to serve students in high-needs and hard-to-staff schools.


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