TTC Partners

The Teacher Training Center partners with a PreK-8 public school in Boston, enabling apprentices to see and experience a different model of teaching children. Given the expanding diversity in schools everywhere, it is advisable for apprentices to gain practical experience teaching in a public school that includes ELL and special needs students.. Each year, 30% to 60% of Shady Hill's apprentices complete their spring practicum in a public school. Since  2017, our public school partner is Boston's PreK-8 Gardner Pilot Academy. The TTC Executive Director supervises apprentices both on and off Shady Hill’s campus and facilitates professional development workshops for mentor teachers at all partnering schools.

The TTC's decades-old partnership with Lesley University provides apprentices with an opportunity to merge theory and practice each day. Our partnership with Boston University accomplishes this, as well. This partnership also enables Shady Hill faculty to keep abreast of the latest educational research, teach graduate courses as Lesley University adjunct faculty, and connect with other educators who train teachers.

Collaboration keeps the TTC fresh and relevant in its important work of preparing teachers to provide an equitable education for all children. Independent schools and public schools throughout the United States hire TTC graduates because they value the quality of their training and experience.

He Is Me Institute Partnership

Shady Hill School Teacher Training Center is partnered with He is Me Institute to offer RECLAIMING OUR IDENTITY- a FREE cultural competence development opportunity for individuals aspiring to become teachers.

Program participants will be able to:
  • engage in affinity-based learning and conversations
  • challenge history, as told by our American education system
  • explore positionally & examine your position to power
  • improve education outcomes for all students -- especially Black boys
For more information, please contact:
Jonathan Long
He is Me Institute Fellowship Director
617-765-7323 ext. 704