Stride

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? Check back soon to register.

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.

FAQ
Q:
What are the program requirements?

A:
Stride applicants must be within your 1st – 3rd years of teaching, not including student teaching or residency. You must submit an application and receive acceptance into the Program, then make a commitment to attend all scheduled sessions. We are looking for applicants with diverse perspectives, leadership potential, and a passion to better themselves and their community.
Curriculum Information

To view the 2020 Spring 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.
  • Key leadership development learning focused on conflict management, effective communication, and personal development.

If you have any questions about the schedule, curriculum or application process, please contact stride@newmemphis.org.