CREATE Teacher Residency

CREATE is...

Nurturing a community of thriving educators who embody justice-centered practices, challenge oppressive schooling structures, and remain fiercely committed to working alongside students and the communities they serve to reimagine classroom spaces for deep joy, liberation, and flourishing.

“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 & university partners, charter & traditional schools, and seasoned older & new fresher teachers.”

- Atiba Mbiwan, Executive 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 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