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. In recognition of your commitment to investing in yourself, we invest in you with a semesterly stipend for participation. Stride teachers are eligible to earn up to 12 Professional Development Points (PDPs) per year through attending Laps.