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Teacher Residency

What if every student had an Inspired Teacher?
At the Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School, a professional learning community of master teachers and teacher residents ensures that a diverse group of students achieve their potential as accomplished learners, thoughtful citizens, and imaginative and inquisitive problem solvers through a demanding, inquiry-based curriculum.

Central to the mission of Inspired Teaching Demonstration School is developing novice teachers through a residency model for teacher preparation. Since its inception in 2011, the school has been a host site for resident teachers from the Inspired Teaching Residency, and starting in the 2020 school year, has also partnered with Urban Teachers. Resident teachers are placed in our school for a full year of training under a master teacher before going on to become a lead teacher in schools throughout the District of Columbia.

The school has trained over 70 teachers, who have gone on to teach in classrooms throughout DC, across the country, and internationally.

Capital One
Thank you to Capital One for supporting the Inspired Residency program
"ITDS provided excellent support and a welcoming environment as an Inspired Teaching Resident. I’m incredibly excited to return as a lead teacher."
-ITDS Teacher