The Relay Colonial Residency at New Castle Elementary

If you have ever been interested in teaching but weren’t sure how to enter the profession, this opportunity provides unparalleled preparation & experience to help you do so.

This residency creates a sustainable and stable pipeline of teachers for the Colonial School District. Residents will seamlessly transition into the teaching role, and most importantly, become educators ready to enter the classroom with the foundational skills necessary to impact students from their first day as a teacher. 

Teachers will emerge from Relay as…

• Creators of strong classroom culture – ready to create a vibrant learning environment where students feel welcomed, empowered to take risks and apply leadership skills on a daily basis.

• Great lesson planners – creating excellent learning experiences that engage & push student thinking

• Innovative problem solvers – finding solutions, tackling the challenges of 21st-century learning & leading change in their learning community.

• Agents of change – persisting on behalf of and advocating for their students, families and the larger Colonial community to ensure access and opportunity for all students. 

Colonial Resident Teacher Roles:

Year 1

Residents will fully participate as a staff member at New Castle Elementary with a full-time teacher advisor. Residents will receive a stipend of $13,500 and a scholarship to Relay of $6,500.   Residents will take on increasing amounts of instructional responsibility over the course of the year.

Year 2

Upon successful completion of Year 1 of the residency, residents will become full-time teachers of record in the Colonial School District with all of the salary and benefits associated with the teaching role.

Upon successful completion of Year 2 of residency, teachers will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Relay GSE and be eligible for a standard certificate in Elementary Education

Candidate Eligibility

To be eligible for the Relay Colonial Residency, candidates should have a:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a record of personal, professional, and/or academic achievement– Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

  Please reach out if your undergraduate GPA is between a 2.75 and 3.0

  • Commitment to and experience (preferable) working with underserved communities 
  • Determination to drive student achievement and set high expectations for all students (Interview)
  • Demonstrated expertise in subject area


How to Apply

Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be available in early 2019.   Please contact Yvonne Simms at if you are interested in being notified when the residency application becomes available.