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File #: 190524    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 6/6/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/6/2019
Title: Honoring and congratulating members of Drexel University's 2019 Philadelphia Teacher Residency Program cohort for their steadfast commitment to the teaching profession and Philadelphia public school students.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Squilla
Attachments: 1. SignatureCopy19052400
Title
Honoring and congratulating members of Drexel University's 2019 Philadelphia Teacher Residency Program cohort for their steadfast commitment to the teaching profession and Philadelphia public school students.
Body
WHEREAS, The Drexel University School of Education Teacher Residency Program is a highly intensive teaching preparation program that trains educators to succeed in School District of Philadelphia classrooms; and

WHEREAS, This year, 15 Philadelphia teacher residents-Ren Anton, Emerson Avery, Matthew Bartle, Donnie Crosby, Adam Davis, Paul Grieve, Ami Patel Hopkins, Brittany Jackson, Jonathan Kane, Nellie Kollar, Ray Leone, Jonnae McClain, Robin Van Lynch, Ronnell Wilson-completed forty weeks of full-time teaching in seven Philadelphia public schools; and

WHEREAS, Each teacher resident worked side-by-side with an experienced mentor teacher and received daily, intensive coaching, and valuable advice on how to be an effective teacher; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia teacher residents completed a minimum of six hybrid courses, and nearly 90 additional professional development hours, through Drexel University's School of Education to earn Instructional I teacher certification; and

WHEREAS, After completion of the program, teacher residents will teach middle and secondary grade STEM subjects in "high-need" Philadelphia schools; and

WHEREAS, Teacher residents have made a commitment to teach in Philadelphia schools for at least three years, after they complete their teacher preparation program; and

WHEREAS, Seven of the residents have also completed courses to earn add-on certificates in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and six others have completed courses to add on the Social, Emotional and Behavior Wellness certificate (SEBW), to further deepen their preparation; and

WHEREAS, Drexel University faculty provide ongoing professional development in evaluation and coaching for mentor teachers in Philadelphia who work with PTR residents;...

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