Learn from Outstanding Teachers in Great Schools

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


  • 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 & Districts

Nashville Teacher Residency partners with eleven partners schools within Metro Nashville and Clarksville areas.

Metro Nashville Public Schools supports greater Nashville public schools. NTR is excited to partner with MNPS traditional public and charter schools throughout the district. NTR residents are currently in Madison Middle School, Stratford High School, and Pearl Cohn High School.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Teaching Fellows is a partnership between the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and the Nashville Teacher Residency to provide current classified employees in educational assistant roles with the opportunity and support to become high-performing teachers in the district. Currently, NTR residents are in Kenwood High School, New Providence Middle School, and West Creek Middle School.

Founded in 2007 as LEAD Academy in North Nashville, LEAD Public Schools has grown from a fifth- and sixth-grade school of 92 students to become Nashville’s largest charter management organization with six schools serving the needs of more than 2,400 students as of the 2017-2018 school year. LEAD’s academic success is rooted in the foundation of social-emotional learning programs and practices, including a commitment to our five Ethos: our students and staff members LEAD because they are COMMITTED, COURAGEOUS, DISCIPLINED, SELF-RELIANT and, above else, they always SERVE OTHERS. NTR has residents in Brick Church, Cameron and Neely’s Bend LEAD schools.

Nashville Classical is a free, public elementary school located in East Nashville. They educate scholars through a classical curriculum, built on the study of great books, foreign language, and music. They educate scholars within an achievement-oriented culture, built upon core values, common language, and structured joy.

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.