Learn from Outstanding Teachers in Great Schools

All NTR residents are placed at one of our eight exceptional partner schools where they work and study teaching under the guidance of a talented mentor teacher.

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  • During the residency year, residents are paid as full-time employees of one of our partner schools.
  • During the fall, residents work closely with their mentor teachers as teaching assistants: they tutor, lead small groups, and help with planning and grading.
  • In the spring, residents take over teaching duties with their mentor teacher as their coach.
  • The average first-year teaching salary at our partner schools is $40,000.

Our Partner Schools

Founded in 2011, Cameron is the first successful turnaround school in the state of Tennessee through a partnership with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. Cameron’s mission is to prepare all students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and in life. The high-quality, college-preparatory middle school program serves the needs of nearly 700 students in South Nashville. Cameron is a 2014 Reward School for Growth.

Valor Collegiate Academies

Valor Collegiate Academies offers a rigorous, college preparatory program in which students of all previous preparation levels find academic success. Significant time and resources are also invested into (social-emotional learning) programs that develop scholars’ character strengths such as kindness, determination, curiosity, gratitude, and integrity within a supportive community.

Lead Academy

Founded in 2007 LEAD’s flagship school, LEAD Academy High School’s mission is to prepare all students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and in life. The last four graduating classes (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) have all earned 100 percent acceptance to college, the hallmark of LEAD’s high-quality, college-preparatory academic program. LEAD Academy is a 2015 Reward School for Growth.

Founded in 2013, LEAD Southeast’s mission is to prepare all students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and in life. The high-quality, college-preparatory middle school program serves the needs of nearly 500 students in Southeast Nashville/Antioch. LEAD Southeast is a 2015 Reward School for Growth; LEAD Southeast High School will begin running a 9th-grade in August 2017 and will graduate its first senior class in 2021.

The South is home to historic inequality. That inequality persists in our schools, which are falling behind on the skills of today and are not teaching the skills of tomorrow. At RePublic, we are reimagining public education in the South. Liberty scholars study computer science starting in fifth grade. Liberty scholars love to read and grow two years in reading for each year at the school. Liberty scholars leave us prepared for rigorous high school work.

Knowledge Academies is focused on preparing students to make the best academic and social choices, leading to the completion of a college degree. The KA team works with a robust cadre of partners to ensure students and families remain connected to their community, while supporting the most promising aspects of college, community, creativity, and culture. Students, teachers, and families are the center of the KA dream team.

STEM Preparatory Academy is dedicated to delivering a rigorous, inquiry-based education with a strategic focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. By cultivating a community of learning and academic excellence, STEM Prep will bolster the number of underrepresented students who graduate from the most competitive postsecondary programs and universities in the country and lead the discoveries and innovations of the future.

East End Prep is a free, public charter school in east Nashville that prepares scholars for success in college and the world by challenging, supporting, loving, and leading them through a top-quality, well-rounded education promoting academic excellence and strength of character. Founded in 2011, EEP serves 650 students Kindergarten – 5th grade. In the 2017-2018 school year, EEP will be beginning middle school with 6th grade and will extend through 8th grade by 2020.