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PATHWAYS ALLIANCE
WORKING GROUPS

Pathways Alliance working groups convene to discuss pressing topics related to effective and affordable education preparation programs and pathways. Our working groups provide guidelines to help states and school districts establish high-quality registered teacher apprenticeship programs and teacher residencies. Learn more about our working groups and how our work aligns with the Biden Administration's efforts to strengthen the teaching profession and help schools fill vacancies.

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Apprenticeships Working Group

New avenues for apprenticeships have emerged this year with the Federal Department of Labor. They offer one way to address labor shortages: providing paid opportunities to prepare aspiring teachers for work in the education field. This working group will relate national guidelines and criteria to help others with apprenticeship groundwork. If you are interested in joining the Apprenticeships Working Group, complete the interest form below.

Working Group Members 

Jacqueline Rodriguez

Vice President of Research,

Policy, & Advocacy

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Mike Rose

Senior Director of Federal Relations and Policy

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Patrick Steck

Senior Director of Policy

Deans for Impact

David Donaldson

Managing Partner

National Center for Grow Your Own

Deans for Impact

Karen DeMoss

Executive Director

Prepared to Teach

Bank Street College of Education

Zachary Paull,

Project & Systems Manager 

Prepared to Teach

Bank Street College of Education

Colleen McDonald

Director of the Classroom Academy

TEACHMEducation

Marla Ucelli-Kashyap

Senior Director, Educational issues

American Federation of Teachers

Dyan Smiley

Associate Director, Educational Issues

American Federation of Teachers

Tara Kini

Chief of Staff and Director of State Policy Learning Policy Institute

Nancy Jaeger

Director, Residency in

Teacher Education &

Educator Licensing

CESA 6

Cortney Rowland

Director of State and Federal Policy

National Center for Teacher Residencies

Jay Midwood

Director of Partnerships

Substantial Classrooms

Sabrina Baptiste

Program Operations Director

InnovateEDU

Andrea Prejean

Teacher Quality Director

NEA

Ronald Painter

President and CEO

National Association of
Workforce Boards

Teacher Residency Working Group Members
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The teacher residency working group was co-constructed by a collaborative working group of Pathways Alliance members with expertise in residency development, support, and research. To inform and revise this definition, the working group sought input from other Pathways Alliance members and over 40 external groups and leaders — including districts, preparation programs, state education departments, and national professional and advocacy groups.


In August 2022, the group published "Towards a National Definition of Teacher Residencies," a report intended to support local partnership discussions about residency design and improvements and to provide state, regional, and federal leaders with a condensed yet thorough definition to guide policies that can support high-quality residencies to attract, prepare, and retain a robust and diverse teaching workforce.

Working Group Members 

Karen DeMoss

Executive Director

Prepared to Teach

Bank Street College of Education

Zachary Paull,

Project & Systems Manager 

Prepared to Teach

Bank Street College of Education

Jill Harvieux Pitner

Chief Growth Officer

National Center for Teacher Residencies

Cortney Rowland

Director of State and Federal Policy

National Center for Teacher Residencies

Sabrina Baptiste

Program Operations Director

InnovateEDU

Kate Cochran

Chief of Staff

InnovateEDU

Adam Carter

Executive Director of
Marshall Street Initiatives

Summit Public Schools

Maria Hyler, Director

Education Preparation Laboratory

Mónica Ibáñez

Education Specialist

Innovation Center 4 Educator Preparation

Tara Kini

Chief of Staff and Director of State Policy Learning Policy Institute

Pam Lamcke

Executive Director of Marshall Teacher Residency

Summit Public Schools

Jacqueline Rodriguez

Vice President of Research,

Policy, & Advocacy

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Amanda Winkelsas

Director, UB Teacher Residency Program University at Buffalo, SUNY