District Partnership Information

The CREC Teacher Residency Program is a proven strategy to hire and train minority recruits to become certified elementary school teachers.  This program is designed so that you have a pipeline to support high performing staff with Bachelors degrees to move to the next level and join the ranks of full time teachers.   

Program staff will work  with you to identify candidates already working in your school district or community to become certified elementary school teachers after 14 months of intense training and a full-time residency with a mentor teacher in one of your schools.  For more information, contact Marlene Megos, Director, at 860-604-4383 or mmegos@crec.org.
2020-2021 District Partners
CREC Magnet Schools

District Partnership - $65,750 per resident including: 

Partnership fee $10,750

Resident salary and benefits Approximately $49K

Hourly equivalent to  $30,000 for 1 school year

2-$1000 summer stipends 

Benefits Package 

Mentor stipend $6,000 

Partnership Services

  • Program management and support for central office

  • Resident Screening and Selection

  • Information Sessions for Potential Residents and Mentors

  • Resident coaching, evaluation and support

  • Mentor teacher screening and selection

  • 5 Days of Mentor Training

  • Mentor coaching and support

  • Two 1/2 Day principal training on diversity, equity and inclusion

  • Quarterly Partnership Newsletter

  • Monthly Residency Newsletter

Short Term Benefits

  • Improves the experiences for students of all racial backgrounds

  • Resident classrooms have two adults serving one group of students

  • Residents are highly trained by your staff for one full year pior to becoming a certified teacher

  • Mentors increase their capacity as teachers and as a coach

  • Creates a pipeline to move high performing staff to certified teachers

Long Term Benefits

  • Increases the cultural competency of residents, mentors and principals.

  • Increases the diversity and inclusion of teachers of color and closes the gap between students of color and teachers of color

  • Increases the quality and retention of newly hired teachers

  • Increases student achievement in diverse classrooms

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