Math And Science Teachers Wanted For Inspire Within Program

Friday, February 28, 2014

PEF's Project Inspire and HCDE are recruiting STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) professionals who want to change careers or start a second career to become math and science teachers in high need Hamilton County public schools.  They are also recruiting college students who are graduating with a STEM degree.  The deadline to apply is Saturday, March 15.

Project Inspire: STEM Teacher Residency is an innovative concept in teacher recruitment, preparation, and support.  Project Inspire provides teacher candidates (“Residents”) with an alternative pathway to certification from inside the classroom. Characterized by a unique inter-institutional partnership between Hamilton County Department of Education, Tennessee Technological University and the Public Education Foundation (PEF), Project Inspire offers a clinically rich preparation experience based on the best of what we know works in teacher preparation.

Building on the medical residency model, Project Inspire provides residents with both the underlying theory of effective teaching and a year-long, in-school “residency” in which they practice and hone their skills and knowledge alongside an effective teacher in an urban classroom. Residents receive stipends as they learn to teach and commit to teaching for three or more years beyond the residency. 

As part of Project Inspire residents will:

?         Earn a Tennessee license for teaching in one year

?         Earn a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Tennessee Technological University

?         Receive a living stipend during the residency year 

Minimum Requirements:

·      Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

·      US citizen or permanent resident status

·      Commitment to teach for at least five years (four years beyond the one year of residency) 

·      Four-year degree from an accredited university

·      Strong educational background or career experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

East Hamilton To Host Assembly Honoring Teachers Who Saved Student's Life

East Hamilton Middle/High School will host an assembly this Wednesday at 9 a.m. to honor three teachers who rose to the occasion in a life-saving emergency.  Hamilton County Emergency Services will also participate by demonstrating life-saving techniques to the entire student body of the Middle School. Student Joel Ervin was cooling down after participating in a basketball ... (click for more)

Graves Installed As 7th GPS Head

"My name is Autumn Joy Adkins Graves, and I am the seventh head of Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and I proudly proclaim – I will lead like a girl!"  With those words at the conclusion of her installation as GPS’s Head of School, the audience of friends, family, faculty, trustees, parents, alumnae, and students rose to their feet and offered their heartfelt ... (click for more)

16-Year-Old Shot Near Emma Wheeler Homes

A 16-year-old was shot near Emma Wheeler Homes on Sunday night. At approximately 7:40 p.m., Chattanooga Police received a call of a person shot from a local hospital. Officers spoke to the victim, a 16-year-old black male, who was transported to a local hospital in a personal vehicle. The victim’s injury is minor and non-life threatening. Investigators spoke to the victim ... (click for more)

Helen Burns Sharp Asks Recovery Of Legal Fees In Successful Black Creek TIF Lawsuit

Helen Burns Sharp, citizen activist who sued to try to stop a $9 million Black Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and won, is seeking to have her legal expenses paid by the city and the developers. Ms. Sharp said in a court filing that her legal bills to attorney John Konvalinka are $74,427 thus far. Chancellor Frank Brown ruled in favor of Ms. Sharp, saying the Sunshine ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)