They believe quality public education is the cornerstone of a healthy democracy. Their immersive theory + practice residency program is designed to make that a reality through their relationships with their K–12 school partners.
Alder graduates are effective educators and a force for positive social change.
WHAT THEY DO
- Recruit from the local community to expand and diversify the teaching population.
- Provide students with an immersive, year-long residency program under an expert mentor educator.
- Integrate a rigorous curriculum of theory + research-based coursework.
- Train educators at the school in which they will work.
- Provide priority hiring.
- Ensure a living stipend for residents.
WHY IT MATTERS
- Boosts the overall population of teachers and creates teaching teams that reflect the demographics of their students.
- Apprenticing with a expert educator is the first step to becoming one.
- New teachers are prepared to be judicious consumers of educational trends as they change over time.
- A year-long membership in a particular school environment transforms a new educator’s ability to shine from day one.
- New educators get a job for which they are especially trained; schools get a year-long interview and a pipeline of teachers trained by their best.
- This offsets tuition and expands the teaching pathway for people who may not have considered it before.
Outstanding teachers and leaders change students’ lives and make the world a better and more just place.
To create opportunity and cultivate success for every student by recruiting and educating excellent teachers and leaders who reflect our schools’ communities.
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