Yearlong Teacher Residency

Maryland PDS 2025 Project Yearlong Teacher Residency (YTR)

The Maryland PDS 2025 Project will review exemplars of teacher internships and residencies for the purposes of designing and piloting a Yearlong Teacher Residency. The project also explores the viability of a paid residency option for the Yearlong Teacher Residency. The paid residency option may provide an opportunity for local career changers to enter teaching while receiving financial support during their career transition. The paid residency option builds on the currently structured part-time paid internship model currently offered in a few MCPS schools. Features of the part-time paid internship model include:

  • Part-time paid interns hold bachelor’s degrees and enter the part- time paid internship on a provisional, conditional, or resident teacher certificate.
  • Part-time paid interns take on a reduced teaching load (.4, .5, or .6 of a first-year teacher) and are therefore teachers of record in the school.
  • The part-time paid internship is a full K-12 school year.

The current part-time paid internship model will serve as a starting point for development of the paid residency option of the Yearlong Teacher Residency.

 

 

 

          Yearlong Teacher Residency Workgroup Members 

NAME
ORGANIZATION
TITLE
Tracy Dunheimer
UMD
Elementary Program Co-Coordinator; PDS Coordinator
Loren Jones
UMD
Assistant Clinical Professor and TESOL Programs Coordinator
Dawn Martin
UMD
Assistant Clinical Professor; Director of Special Education Teacher Certification Programs
Joel Miller
UMD
Graduate Assistant
Peggy Lynn-Wilson
UMD
Assoc. Clinical Professor—TLPL
Nicole Wall
PGCPS
Professional Development Specialist
Tracy Brown
PGCPS
Mentor Teacher, PGCPS
Sophia Mallett
PGCPS
Mentor Teacher, PGCPS
Julieta Perez
PGCPS
Mentor Teacher, PGCPS
Dalilah Gonzalez-Ocasio
PGCPS
Site Coordinator (and Guidance Counselor)--Buck Lodge Middle
Eleanor White
PGCPS
Specialist
Elisa Hong
MCPS
Consulting Teacher
Serenity Moore
MCP
Consulting Teacher