From Academic Mentor to Teacher

Last night, Boston Partners in Education hosted a recruitment event for Boston Plan for Excellence’s Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) program. BTR is a critical pipeline for developing great Boston educators, and Boston Partners in Education’s classroom-based academic mentors can be a vital source to that pipeline. We were thrilled to see many of our academic mentors in attendance last night, reinforcing our commitment to developing dedicated educators in the Boston Public Schools. Every BPS student needs and deserves a great teacher. Both organizations are devoted to providing students an amazing learning opportunity in a BPS classroom.

“We’re exposing our mentors to this opportunity because when it comes to helping students, whether you’re a teacher or a mentor, we know it’s about great teaching,” said Marc Saunders, Director of Education and Training at Boston Partners.

The Boston Teacher Residency program offers the opportunity to get in-classroom experience and a master’s degree from UMASS Boston. Last night’s event discussed the application process and the specifics of the program, all while tackling the question: how can we overcome the challenges of teaching in an urban setting?

If you are interested in applying for the program or learning more, visit

If you are interested in becoming a mentor for Boston Partners in Education, visit us at