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About

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What We Do

TMROC will provide candidates with an active Montessori Teacher Residency Program, designed to:

Recruit a high number of diverse candidates

Blend Montessori training with a practicum experience

Provide participants with a carefully aligned sequence of academic coursework, offered by experts

Fully prepare educators to serve in high needs communities

Provide career advancement for experienced teachers to act as mentors

Train mentors so they can deliver relevantly and quality coaching and real-time feedback.

Gain skills in trauma and equity based informed practices

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Mission

The Montessori Residency of Chicago’s mission is to recruit, train, and coach a diverse corps of teachers in underserved schools, primarily in urban areas. The training and coaching program is designed to leverage the Montessori approach’s strengths and offer a relevant, high-impact education in these communities.  Our goal is to develop and retain high-quality teachers that push students to reach their greatest potential.

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Vision

Our vision is to create a pipeline of diverse and highly-trained Montessorians equipped to educate underserved students and help them become leaders and changemakers in their communities.