Jacksonville Teacher Residency Program Holds First Signing Day

May 26, 2015

Credit Jacksonville Teacher Residency Program

While Duval County Public School students are preparing for summer vacation, nine teacher-residents are getting ready for their first year of school.

The Jacksonville Teacher Residency program held its first-ever Signing Day ceremony Tuesday.

The intensive, one-year residency will allow new math and science teachers like Tiffany Allen to co-teach in urban classrooms across the district. Allen says because of the program, she’s not worried about starting in August.

Allen said, “I mean I feel like I have everything I need. I have support. I have the knowledge. I’m ready.”

The teacher-residency program allows STEM graduates to work as public-school teachers while working toward a master’s degree in education from UNF.