Boettcher Teacher Residency

A partner program of UTRU

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  • Director(s): Belle Faust
600 Grant Street,
Denver/ San Luis Valley, CO 80203

More about Boettcher Teacher Residency

The Boettcher Teacher Residency aims to serve high-needs schools and districts by recruiting, preparing, supporting and retaining high-quality teachers for our partner schools.

By placing an emphasis on preparation in working with culturally and linguistically diverse students, and providing extensive ongoing support, BTR directly addresses the high teacher turnover rates that cost districts millions and leave students with inexperienced teachers. Hands-on learning in the classroom is paired with targeted master’s level coursework, giving Residents both the practical and theoretical foundation for success throughout their five-year commitment and beyond.

Since graduating its first class in 2004, BTR has prepared a growing network of over 170 highly effective teachers who continue to raise the bar for excellence in schools throughout the Denver Metro Area, Colorado and beyond.  Its network of graduates have helped spearhead a new movement in education reform - developing teachers in the areas of highest need, reversing trends in teacher retention, and receiving positive feedback from administrators across the state.  Ninety percent of Boettcher Teachers remain in education after five years.

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