Tiffany Allen

Rhema Thompson

The inaugural class of Jacksonville’s teacher residency program had its final meeting of the year Thursday.

The group is part of the privately funded Jacksonville Teacher Residency program, designed to recruit and retain high-performing STEM professionals to teach in the district’s toughest schools. WJCT first met the class of professionals in June when days spent in classrooms and nights of lesson-planning seemed far and away. Now it’s a daily reality with real obstacles.

Meet Our Two Featured Teachers

Name: George Jeffrey Teuber

Rhema Thompson

This Monday marks the new school year in Duval County, and it will come with many changes. One of those changes: A new group of teachers beginning in some of the district's toughest schools.  WJCT's Rhema Thompson has been following two of those teachers as they prepare for the school year. We check back in with them to see how they’re getting ready for the big day.

Meet Our Two Featured Teachers

Name: George Jeffrey Teuber

Age: 23

Hometown: Palm Bay, Fla.