Resident Teacher Program
at Hamlin Robinson School
A hands-on, mentored teaching experience
About the Resident Teacher Program
The Resident Teacher Program is designed for people who are considering or have decided on a career in education. Each Resident is paired with a team of experienced educators for one academic year, providing classroom support and receiving experience, feedback and direct mentorship from their teaching team and HRS Administration.
The core of the Resident Teacher Program at Hamlin Robinson School is our dedication to igniting the potential of students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Resident Teachers gain the tools to effectively teach and support students struggling with language-based skills such as reading, writing, and math.
At the close of the academic year, Residents have gained invaluable experience that fuels their education careers at and beyond Hamlin Robinson School.
- In-Class, Hands-On Experience
- Training in Multi-Sensory Teaching Approach
- Mentorship and Coaching
- Professional Development Opportunities
- Competitive Compensation and Benefits
- After Your Residency Year
- Resident Teacher Cohort
Residents are partnered with a team of Master teachers at a specific grade level. The relationship between Master teachers and Resident teachers changes depending on the style of the Mentor Teacher, but all Residents will co-teach, lead-teach, and provide assessment and curriculum support at some point during their Residency year.
All Resident Teachers receive Level One Training in the Slingerland Approach to instruction. This training is provided at no cost to Residents during the month of July prior to the Residency year and will be a core piece of your year as a Resident Teacher at Hamlin Robinson School.Slingerland is a classroom adaptation of the Orton-Gillingham method for teaching literacy. The approach is structured, sequential, and multisensory and is designed to help students with language-based learning differences make connections that lead to improvement in their reading and writing skills
In addition to working closely with HRS Master teachers on a daily basis, Resident Teachers will also work closely with administrative Coaches who will provide assessment, instruction, and intensive feedback on a Resident’s guided practice.
Our Coaches are supportive, empathic educators with a combined total of 30 years in education.
Resident Teachers are a critical part of the HRS faculty, and as such, are entitled to the same Professional Development opportunities as our regular faculty. In the 2019-2020 School Year, our faculty will have the opportunity to participate in a number of conferences, including:
- 2019 International Dyslexia Association Conference in Portland, Oregon
- A number of curriculum-specific conferences
- And more
In addition, the HRS Learning Center offers Professional Development opportunities in which the Residents can partake, including a Fall Workshop, Speaker Series events, and more.
Upon completion of the Resident Teacher Program and earning of their teaching credential, Residents often land positions in local public and private schools where they take their newly-gained experience in structured literacy and the craft of teaching to mainstream and literacy-focused classrooms around the region.
Your HRS Coaches will offer transition support in the way of resume and cover letter workshops, references, and making connections across independent schools.
There will be seven resident teachers for the 2019-2020 Resident Cohort, each coming into the program from a different path. While each is assigned to a grade level, the group comes together as a cohort for orientation and in monthly mentorship meetings. Through sharing challenges and successes, bonds are formed in the group that create a peer support network. In the spring, the group shares in each other’s future plans and celebrates successes.
Collaborating Certification ProgramsMany Hamlin Robinson School Resident Teachers have opted to receive their teaching certification during or after their Residency year. Some programs we have worked with include:
- University of Washington U-ACT Program
- Antioch University Seattle
- Seattle Pacific University
- Liberty University
Apply and Contact
Needs are being assessed for the 2020-21 school year, but Resident Teacher positions are generally posted in January or February. To be alerted when these positions are available, please click here.