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CREATE Teacher Residency Program Aims To Provide Support, Help Educators Build Equitable Schools

Dr. Stephanie Behm Cross, the principal investigator for Georgia State’s CREATE Teacher Residency Program, and Alexandra James, a rising second-year resident in CREATE, discuss how the program equips educators with resources as well as emotional and instructional support to create equitable schools.
Dr. Stephanie Behm Cross, the principal investigator for Georgia State’s CREATE Teacher Residency Program, and Alexandra James, a rising second-year resident in CREATE, discuss how the program equips educators with resources as well as emotional and instructional support to create equitable schools.
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Alexandra James, a recent graduate of Georgia State University’s Middle Level Education program, says there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for teaching, educational equity is more than equality and that each student has different needs.

“Students are individuals, and they show up as their whole selves, as they should,” James said. “And so their whole selves should be educated and taught and cared for.”

James is a rising second-year resident in Georgia State’s CREATE Teacher Residency Program, which stands for Collaboration and Reflection to Enhance Atlanta Teacher Effectiveness.

James and Dr. Stephanie Behm Cross, the principal investigator for CREATE, were guests on Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

They talked with show host Rose Scott about how CREATE is equipping educators with resources, as well as emotional and instructional support, to create equitable schools and retain educators in the field of teaching.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.