Great teachers are critical to our city’s future success. 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.
Get Connected

Are you an early career teacher looking to embrace Memphis, engage with a supportive community, and evolve professionally? The Stride cohort begins in September every year, and all applications are due by September 1st.

Know an early career teacher who could benefit from Stride? 

Nominate them today!  

What Stride Means for You

For early-career teachers, Stride will enhance your resiliency as an educator, your affection for the classroom, and your affinity for the city of Memphis.

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

Currently, we require all New Memphis program participants, staff, and facilitators to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 before the first day of class. OR submit a negative COVID-19 test before every New Memphis class or event. Please visit the "about" section of the New Memphis website for additional information. As we navigate changing workplaces, New Memphis is still committed to providing the development you deserve.
Curriculum Information

To view the Fall 2022 calendar, click here!

During the course of a 9 month school year, teachers within their 1st – 3rd years of teaching will meet monthly at different locations around the city. The program divides its time between professional development and social engagements. Program participants will gain key leadership development skills focused on conflict management, effective communication, and personal development.

If you have any questions about the schedule, curriculum or application process, please contact