CREATE Teacher Residency

CREATE is...

Building and nurturing a thriving community of educators committed to practices of teaching that prioritize racial justice and interrupt inequities.

“Recognizing how easily personal biases refract perspectives, CREATE can be viewed as a multi-generational (K12 student, novice teacher, veteran educator) strategy for addressing educational inequities.”

- Danielle Gray, Program Officer - R Howard Dobbs Foundation (January 2020

"CREATE exemplies collaboration on so many levels – public & private funders, school district & univer- sity partners, charter & traditional schools, and seasoned older & new fresher teachers.”

- Atiba Mbiwan, Associate Director – The Zeist Foundation (January 2020)


“We love our partnership with CREATE. Dozens of our staff have participated in CREATE’s professional learning – including me – and it has helped drive powerful and honest conversations about educational equity.

-Greg Giornelli, Chief Executive Officer - Purpose Built Schools Atlanta (January 2020)

“I would not have survived last semester [at GSU] without the CREATE Program.”

-First year CREATE resident, 2018

“I am a more compassionate (and therefore more effective) teacher as a result of CREATE. And I’m staying in the classroom longer because of my mentoring role!  Being a CREATE mentor has been a satisfying way to develop my leadership skills without the requirement that I give up my direct work with students.”

-Mentor Teacher, 2019