TTC Newsletter
Issue 3 | Summer 2018
Greetings from Desir é e Ivey
Executive Director of Teacher Training

The Silver Lining

A week ago, I spent time with more than 50 women including Gloria Ladson Billings, author of  Dreamkeepers  and Lisa Delpit, author of  Other People's Children (OPC) . The retreat was planned by Patricia Lesesne who wrote the foreword in the recent edition of OPC. Our evenings were spent engaged in fireside chats where attendees asked questions and sought counsel from these culturally responsive educators who have spent much of their time working with school districts, teaching in higher ed, observing teachers and children, and sharing their findings with those who care to learn from them. Ladson-Billings message is one that I will carry with me as I reflect upon Katharine Taylor's legacy as well as consider my own. "The silver lining is we get to do this work."
Another amazing class of dedicated teachers graduated on June 6, 2018. (Watch the graduation keynote here!) Most have teaching positions in either independent or public schools. Mark Stanek, Head of School, and Kim Parker reminded TTC '18 to cultivate and cherish relationships among the cohort and their new school communities. This class has immersed themselves in teaching and learning from their students and have supported each other at the Quincy School in Boston, the Lawrence School in Brookline and Shady Hill School. As we begin to launch TTC '19, Kim Parker and I will plan to visit and connect with alumni through this quarterly newsletter, social media, and school visits. ​
Job Openings!
Check out the SHS website to learn more about the current SHS job openings, including:
  • Advancement Services Manager
  • Director of Annual Programs

We've also heard from you about openings in your own school communities. Take a look!

Are there job openings at your school? Let us know , so we can share the details with the expansive TTC network.
TTC Happenings
A change is in the air...
The TTC is more than a "course." As we prepare to celebrate our 90th anniversary and rich history in preparing close to 1,700 educators, we are considering changing the name of the Teacher Training Course. What do you think about Shady Hill School Teacher Residency? Like us on Facebook and share your ideas for our new name. Winners will receive a $100 Amazon gift certificate and anniversary swag. 
Staff Announcements
We are excited to announce that Dr. Kim Parker, is our NEW TTC Assistant Director.
We hope to see you at one of these
Boston-area events this summer!

June 21 - November 15 | Boston, MA
Boston has been selected to host The Wonder of Learning 2018  — the exhibition, conference, and professional development series highlighting best practices in early childhood education.

July 16 | Framingham, MA
Here's where our fabulous, experienced humanities teachers can weigh in and shape policy that will impact future apprentices and current faculty in the middle grades. Have your voice heard!

SHS Humanities Institute
July 23-27 | Boston, MA
Attend the first SHS Summer Humanities Institute and learn about using culturally sustaining pedagogies to teach humanities. Open to TTC alumni who are K-8 classroom teachers.

Fall 2018 (Applications due July 30) | Boston, MA
Are you a teacher passionate about ensuring access to high-quality, standards-aligned PK-12 science, mathematics, or ELA curricular materials for Massachusetts students and educators? Check out this engaging and impactful teacher leadership opportunity. If you have any questions, please reach out to .
Congratulations Graduates!
Cong ratulations Class of 2018!
The TTC has cultivated nearly 2,000 aspiring teachers since the start of the program 89 years ago. In early June, Shady Hill celebrated the 17 budding teachers at the TTC Class of 2018 graduation.

Welcome to the Class of 2019!
TTC '19 is already making themselves at home. The soon-to-be apprentices met with TTC '18 graduates for an evening of bowling, pizza, and great conversation. We look forward to welcome these aspiring teachers in the fall.
Volunteer to be a Class Ambassador
Are you interested in serving your TTC class? We are taking nominations for Class Leaders and we'd love to have you nominate someone (or yourself!). Find out more below:

The Class Leader is responsible for:
  • Submitting class news three times a year for the newsletter
  • Attending TTC meetings and events, when possible
  • Reporting any changes in a classmate's name, address, or other contact information to Janet Ross
  • Staying informed of SHS and TTC news
  • Brainstorming events and initiatives, in consultation with TTC staff

Interested? Email us with your name, graduation year, and location.
Updates to Share?
We would love to share what you've been up to with the rest of the TTC. Email us with your news and updates! Be sure to check out what your fellow alums have been up on the Class Notes page.
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Our pages are regularly updated with pictures and happenings. Take a look for recent stories featuring Saskia Van Vactor, Amy Rothschild, and Kenneth Rochester.