Stride is a free program that offers the support early career teachers need to thrive as educators in Memphis. In addition to social outings and fun opportunities to explore Memphis, Stride provides an environment of collaborative learning, peer networking, and professional development. By engaging teachers in their 1st, 2nd or 3rd years in the classroom, Stride helps retain our community’s most promising educators.
New Memphis offers a casual and safe space for all preK-12 teachers to join their colleagues from around the city to discuss pressing topics in today's education landscape and grow together while expanding their network.
Q: Who participates in your educator engagement work?
A: We offer different types of programming to cater to those at different points in their education career: Stride, specifically for early-career educators and Teachers’ Lounges for all preK-12 teachers. Additionally, we involve community members in our Teacher Appreciation Week celebrations and an event to honor our Educators of Excellence award winners annually.
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Educators of Excellence
The annual New Memphis Educators of Excellence award recognizes outstanding prek-12 full-time teachers, instructional staff, and school or network administrators from around the city who have an exceptional impact on our kids, commitment to Memphis, and indomitable spirit. Help us celebrate these invaluable leaders! Nomination and application information is released in May every year and winners are recognized yearly in August. Apply for or nominate an Educator of Excellence here by June 30, 2023.