In early August, a group of Dallas Teacher Residency (DTR) teachers spent the morning showcasing their talents as ‘home builders.’ In partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, DTR assisted in building a home alongside Habitat for Humanity of Greater Garland. The experience promoted team building among the group of teachers, but more importantly, was an opportunity for the group to give back to the North Texas communities they serve.
“We greatly appreciate our partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and are grateful for the time the Dallas Teacher Residency spent with us today to make this dream homeownership a reality for another family,” said Claire Mock, Community Outreach Manager and Volunteer Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Garland.
During the summer months leading up to the school year, DTR resident teachers have taken graduate courses through Texas A&M University – Commerce, in addition to participating in a twice a week seminar led by DTR leadership. In preparation for their yearlong clinical teaching internship, teacher residents have also been introduced to their mentor teacher(s), participated in district and campus level professional development, and engaged in several team building activities as a way to better understand the communities they will serve.
The first day of school for students is August 20th.