Bronxville School hosted an Open House on March 24th for aspiring Teacher Residents. Representatives of LIU Hudson, Long Island University’s campus in Westchester, and members of the Bronxville School District participated in the session. Trevon Troja, ‘08 graduate of Bronxville School and current student at LIU/Hudson, reacted positively to the event, “It was great to learn more about the program and to hear from administrators, Elementary School teachers and current interns.”
The Bronxville Open House marked the expansion of the Teacher Residency Program which provides a limited number of paid, clinically rich and full year experiences for future teachers. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, the residencies facilitate the transition of talented students from novices to full-fledged professionals. The Teacher Residents learn from Bronxville teachers and administrators, and University professionals, who prepare teaching candidates to take on the challenges of the classroom. As Associate Dean Dr. Lea Rutmanowitz explains, “LIU Hudson and Bronxville Schools are seeking the best and brightest to take part in the residency program.”
Elementary School Assistant Principal Adrienne Laitman outlined the many benefits of the program, “Unlike a typical student-teaching experience, Bronxville Teacher Residents become an integral part of our school community for an entire year. As full fledged members of grade-level teams, residents are involved in high level professional development and curriculum planning. Along with learning from master teachers, residents spend part of their time as substitutes. This ensures that Bronxville students have knowledgeable, highly-skilled instructors in the room when their teachers are absent. Overall, this program provides new educators with exceptional field experience while also ensuring consistent, quality instruction for the students in the district.”
Applications for the 2015-2016 Teacher Residency Cohort are still being accepted. Appointments will be awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates presenting appropriate academic credentials, and prepared to commence master’s degree coursework in Summer or Fall 2015 are welcome to learn more about it by visiting the LIU Hudson website at http://www.liu.edu/Hudson/About/News-Events/Press-Releases/2015/February/Bronxville-Teacher-esidency or by contacting Dr. Rebecca Rich at Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 831-2714.