Ashley W.

Cohort 2013
Washington, D.C.
Center City Brightwood

I’m still at the school where I did my residency for Urban Teachers. I’m teaching second and third grade English/ Language Arts. It’s also my third year being an Urban Teachers host teacher.

The style of the Urban Teachers program is different because it gives you a year of trial and error. I was able to find the grade levels I was most comfortable with. It was also really helpful to focus on particular aspects of what makes a good teacher. But the largest piece is the network– to know we all started together and we’re all growing together.

When I started, I came in with two other Urban Teachers residents. It was a huge positive knowing we’ve all been through the same process and knowing we’re all able to depend on each other.