Years of research demonstrates that the classroom teacher serves as the single greatest catalyst in increasing levels of student achievement.
The mission of Dallas Teacher Residency is to recruit aspiring career teachers and prepare them to become effective in urban schools to provide all children with the opportunity to be taught and inspired by a trained professional.
Dallas Teacher Residency (DTR) serves as a strategic response to local urban school districts' need to recruit, prepare, and retain effective classroom teachers to serve urban students in urban classrooms.
DTR prepares and supports teachers to successfully serve students in urban schools, ensuring that program residents are provided with the training, skillset, and on-going support necessary to best meet the needs of students in urban schools.

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DTR Awarded $25K Grant from NBC5 & Telemundo 39

December 10, 2014
By Dallas Teacher Residency

On Monday, December 8, Dallas Teacher Residency (DTR), received a $25,000 grant on behalf of their fiscal sponsor, The Dallas Foundation. The grant, was one of three awards given to Dallas area non-profit organizations by NBC 5 and Telemundo 39, in partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation. The $25,000 award will go towards directly supporting the […]

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“Teachers Aren’t Born, they’re Created”

August 25, 2014
By Dallas Teacher Residency

In college, I volunteered on Spring Break mission trips to urban neighborhoods in St. Louis and New Orleans. During my time, I provided homework assistance and tutoring to local students. I enjoyed the experience, however, as soon as I began to form good relationships with the students, I had to grudgingly return back to my […]