Marshall Teacher Residency

Teach to Transform

Every student has different passions, growth areas, needs, and goals for the future. The Marshall Teacher Residency, a one-year preparation program, trains powerful teachers to lead classrooms as we need them to be: innovative, data-driven, with students at the center of their educational experience.  

Our Approach

Earn your California Preliminary Single Subject preliminary teaching credential in 12 months through immersive classroom experiences and values-aligned learning experiences with a cohort of future teachers. Developed in coordination with the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) and born out of Summit Public Schools, our program is one of the most comprehensive residencies for aspiring teachers⁠—placing hands-on practice, data-driven learning, collaboration, and mentorship at the heart of the year-long experience. 

Our innovative program design mirrors our values with a focus on developing and retaining powerful teachers in the profession.

Experience the Value of our Residency Model

Nick Schwartz

2020-21 Cohort, Math Resident, Daly City, CA

I don’t even know where to begin! I’ve really appreciated the gradual release of responsibility and the ability to observe [my Cooperating Teacher] before I try my hand at it. [My Cooperating Teacher] is so on top of things, which helps me stay on top of things as well. Maybe most importantly, I always feel respected and heard as a human being, not just as an educator.

Our Residents

We build diverse educator cohorts that graduate prepared to teach in a variety of subject areas, including Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish, History, and English. Meet some of our phenomenal Residents and learn about what brought them into teaching and where they are now.

  • Meet Devonna, a Math Resident

    Devonna found her passion for teaching during her undergraduate studies at Cal Poly Pomona. After spending a year as a tutor at Summit Tahoma, she joined the first cohort of the Teacher Residency. She is now in her fourth year as a Math Teacher at Summit Tahoma in San Jose, California.

  • Meet Edwin, a Spanish Resident

    Edwin joined the Teacher Residency because he had observed the challenges of the traditional educational model and knew that meeting the needs of individual students would require an innovative approach. Edwin was a Resident at Summit Shasta and is now teaching Spanish in his Southern California hometown.

  • Meet April, a History Resident

    The Residency program was an opportunity for April to follow a path towards their professional goals and learn essential teaching skills through a personalized learning model and with a highly effective Cooperating Teacher. April was a Resident at Summit Rainier and is now in their fourth year teaching History at Summit Tahoma in San Jose, California.

  • Meet Eric, an English Resident

    Before discovering his passion for teaching, Eric was a writer in Los Angeles. He spent his Residency year at Summit Shasta and is now in his third year teaching creative writing and journalism for Summit’s Expeditions program.

Our Community

We build diverse educator cohorts that graduate prepared to teach diverse communities. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, and are committed to serving the diversity of our communities. 

About Our 2021-22 Cohort

 

Learning with a Community

Maya Varma

2020-21 Cohort, English Resident, Sunnyvale, CA

I felt incredibly supported throughout the community building and self-work we did as a cohort — it was great to have a supportive community to work through the difficulties of teaching with, and the experience would not have been as great had we not spent all that time getting to know each other, building trust with each other, and engaging with self work every week to keep that community building consistent.

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Our Team

  • Pamela Lamcke
    Pamela Lamcke, Founding Executive Director of Teacher Residency
    Pamela Lamcke, Founding Executive Director of Teacher Residency

    Pam has over 15 years of experience in education as a teacher, school leader, and instructional coach. Since 2014, Pam has successfully led the development of Summit programs that serve as pipelines and preparation into teaching. Pam holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego, a Master’s in Education and a teaching credential from Stanford University, and a Master’s in Educational Leadership and an administrative credential from the University of California, Berkeley. Pam spends her free time dancing, baking, and playing outside with her two children.

  • Arlette de la Cruz
    Arlette de la Cruz, Director of Strategic Growth, Teacher Residency
    Arlette de la Cruz, Director of Strategic Growth, Teacher Residency

    Arlette comes to Marshall with a decade of experience in nonprofit partnerships, enrollment, and school operations. She is an MA Candidate at the Broad Center in Urban Education and holds an MBA from USC. Prior to Marshall, Arlette was most recently at Aspire Public Schools and the Oakland Unified School District. She began her career at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and earned a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Spanish from Amherst College.

  • Molly Posner LaMont
    Molly Posner LaMont, Director of Bay Area Region, Teacher Residency
    Molly Posner LaMont, Director of Bay Area Region, Teacher Residency

    Molly brings 10 years of experience in education to her work leading the Bay Area region of the Teacher Residency. She has led programs to train and support new educators since 2013 and collaborated on the design and launch of the Residency program at Summit in 2016. She holds a Master’s in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s in Child Development and Community Health from Tufts University. In her free time, you’ll find Molly exploring the Bay, traveling to new places, and enjoying time with family and friends.

  • Kelly Smith
    Kelly Smith, Manager of Recruitment, Teacher Residency
    Kelly Smith, Manager of Recruitment, Teacher Residency

    Kelly Smith joined the Summit Learning Teacher Residency Team in July 2018 as the Recruitment Manager. Prior to Summit, Kelly spent over 10 years in the education industry managing and developing recruitment activities for various organizations and districts throughout Northern California. A Bay Area native, Kelly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University.

  • Sunli Kim
    Sunli Kim, Mentor, Teacher Residency
    Sunli Kim, Mentor, Teacher Residency

    Born in South Korea and raised in California, Sunli credits her K-12 and postsecondary educational experience in the Bay Area for her desire to stay and teach. After pursuing English literature as an undergraduate at Stanford University, she obtained her teaching credential through the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) and taught high school English for four years at Summit Rainier. Today, Sunli serves as a mentor on the Teacher Residency team and is excited to welcome more aspiring teachers into the profession.

  • Ashley Sewell
    Ashley Sewell, Mentor, Teacher Residency
    Ashley Sewell, Mentor, Teacher Residency

    With a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Behavioral Science and Master’s in Urban Education, Ashley holds a decade of experience in the field of education, which includes teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade ELA and History and 9th Grade Ethnic Studies. She has also found joy in coaching and mentoring residents and teachers. Ashley believes that all students can succeed at high levels, and that all educators should have the tools and support necessary to provide students with the quality of education that they deserve. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys writing, cooking, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Our Partners

  • SCALE Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning & Equity
  • HTH Graduate School of Education

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