Educator Engagement

Because great teachers are critical to our city’s future success, New Memphis is committed to developing and retaining educators in our highest needs schools. Teachers are essential community leaders who need opportunities to grow professionally and must be engaged in Memphis civically, culturally, and socially. New Memphis has decades of experience delivering world-class leadership development and community engagement to our city’s talent, and we extend our proven strategies to develop, activate, and retain talent in the education sector through three distinct initiatives.

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.

Teachers' Lounge

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.

What will happen with my program in response to COVID-19?

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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 October. Apply for the 2021 Educators of Excellence here!