Piedmont Teacher Residency Partnership

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The Piedmont Teacher Residency Partnership (PTRP) program is an innovative, effective residency that prepares highly-qualified, diverse teachers for success in Rockingham and Surry County Schools.

Meet our Residents

Victoria Ore

Middle Grades Science,
Rockinham County Schools

“I am thankful that this program has allowed me to get a graduate degree, teaching license, and valuable experience without accruing debt.”

Domonique Vas

Secondary English,
Rockingham County Schools

“I am already learning from and working directly with students in the community I hope to serve so I’ll have a jump start next year when I’m licensed.”

Alicia Bazonski

Elementary Education
Surry County Schools

“…the thing I am most looking forward to upon completion of the program is taking all I have learned into my own classroom.”

Megan Sowards

Secondary English,
Rockingham County Schools

“I became a teacher because I wanted to change the way that students learned English.”

Join us

The residency program supports cohorts of students who take part in a year-long (max 18 months) clinical experience in local high-needs public schools. In exchange for the financial support during the residency year, residents agree to teach for at least three years in a high need school in Rockingham County or Surry County following graduation.

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Contact us

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out, ptrp@uncg.edu.