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CMCSS Signing Day Event Welcomed 35 Future Educators

August 7, 2022

Please note: This article was originally posted during a previous school year. Information and/or dates from past events
may be not be relevant for the current school year.

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, Nashville State Community College, and Austin Peay State University held a signing day event for Elementary-Level Teacher Residents on Thursday, August 4. The newest cohort of future educators includes 67 who are now part of the district’s Grow Your Own initiative.

Byrns Darden Teacher Residents pose with BDES admins and support team.

During the event, the teacher residents signed letters of intent as they enter into the CMCSS Teacher Residency Program. The Elementary-Level Teacher Residents participate in a three-year program to earn a bachelor’s degree in Education, teaching certification, and licensure. Residents will be certified for elementary education and special education through Austin Peay State University.

The district will host an informational session later in the school year for those interested in pursuing a degree or certification in education. If you have ever considered a career in education, the Teacher Residency Program allows you to follow a dream and earn a college degree with no out-of-pocket expenses.

Burt Elementary residents smile with their MCL.

Since 2018, CMCSS has pursued a non-traditional approach to earning a degree or certification. Teacher Residents will serve as educational assistants and contribute to excellence by providing instructional and non-instructional support to students while learning best practices for a career in education from an outstanding CMCSS educator. Over 135 teacher residents are currently working inside CMCSS classrooms. To learn more about the program, visit cmcss.net/trp.

Kenwood Elementary Teacher Residents with their principal, Ashley Karch.