Change Starts in Dallas

Make a difference in one of the nation’s fastest growing cities

Since 2016, City Teaching Alliance Dallas welcomed 370 residents and teachers working in classrooms in nearly 100 schools across Dallas region. We came here to join a collaborative community of educators who are building a pipeline of talented teachers. We serve students in historically underserved and excluded urban classrooms who deserve the expert instruction and passion of teachers who are committed to an impactful career in the classroom.

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COMBATING RACIAL AND SOCIOECONOMIC INEQUALITY

More than fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education, American schools remain deeply separate and profoundly unequal. Educational disparities are particularly stark in urban schools where many new teachers arrive with little preparation or support and unable to deal with challenges, they leave. This frequent teacher turnover negatively impacts every aspect of the school, but most critically, children.

79.6 %
Dallas students graduate high school
35.6 %
Dallas students graduate college

Teaching in Dallas

The call to serve in Dallas is urgent: the Dallas region has the third highest child poverty rate in the country and ensuring that public education improves alongside the region’s incredible economic growth is a priority for the whole community. Our residency model is key to improving opportunities for children in a market where education funding, teacher diversity, and quality special education have been hot-button issues. As a City Teaching Alliance participant, you’ll be prepared to teach all of the children in your classroom, especially those with learning differences and whose primary language is not English.

Living In Dallas

There is something for everyone in the Metroplex. The cities celebrate diversity and are home to vibrant communities of creative and passionate people.

City Teaching Alliance Dallas has also partnered with the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas to provide our Residents with access to affordably priced apartments in the Dallas area. This exciting opportunity ensures our aspiring educators have reliable housing and can stay focused on learning to teach in a way that honors and celebrates all children.

Cost of living

The average rental price for a one bedroom apartment is around $1,000-$2,000/month.

Things to do

Dallas has one of the largest LGBTQ neighborhoods in the United States, thriving music and restaurant scene, and fantastic parks, trails & hiking, like the Katy Trail through downtown Dallas.

Transportation

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system, which includes light rail and bus service, is the fastest-growing mass transit network in the United States.
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"What attracted me to [City Teaching Alliance] was the coaching and years of support. I was not only looking to teach, but to get my masters. And I wanted to make sure I was setting myself up for success in the classroom. I researched all the teacher training programs I could find, and [City Teaching Alliance] was one of the longest and most comprehensive. They don’t just put you in the classroom and forget about you."

Denise R.

Dallas Cohort 2019

Our Community Partners

Here are a some of the partners we work with in the Dallas region.

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Our Team in Dallas

Our faculty is dedicated to classroom teaching, mentorship, collaboration, and the success of our participants. They inspire, challenge, and lead through innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and research. Our faculty members bring a wealth of experience from the field and are the driving force behind our theory of change.

Alexes Terry
Director of Clinical Faculty
Dr. Sharonda Pruitt
Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Charissa Govan
Adjunct Faculty
Tiffini McGill
Instructional Coach
Dr. Gayle Warmbrodt
Instructional Coach
Chriselda Sosa
Instructional Coach
LeeChel Moersch
Instructional Coach
Dr. Amanda Portes
Instructional Coach
Alexes Terry
Director of Clinical Faculty
Dr. Sharonda Pruitt
Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Charissa Govan
Adjunct Faculty
Tiffini McGill
Instructional Coach
Dr. Gayle Warmbrodt
Instructional Coach
Chriselda Sosa
Instructional Coach
LeeChel Moersch
Instructional Coach
Dr. Amanda Portes
Instructional Coach

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