Teacher Professional Development in Kansas City

KCTR Community Partnerships

Kansas City Teacher Residency is proud and grateful to work with other organizations in pursuit of educational excellence and equity within the KC metropolitan area.

Below you will find some of the schools, affiliations, and collaborators of inclusive and innovative teacher professional development in Kansas City.

K-12 School Partners

Kansas City Teacher Residency prioritizes working with Title 1 Schools within the KCTR Metro area that serve culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Below are some of the schools and districts where our teachers work.

University Partner

Our university partner is the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Together, the Kansas City Teacher Residency and UMKC have created a unique program specifically for residents. The Master’s of Curriculum and Leadership through UMKC is a two-year, full-time master’s program (36 credit hours total). The unique curriculum, through the lens of culturally responsive teaching, is applicable to the Residents’ experiences in Title 1 schools and based on both the practical knowledge that KCTR has built over our years of operation and UMKC’s leadership in the field of urban education.


KCTR is connected to various organizations and groups that share a similar mission for a quality equitable education system. Click below to find out more about each of these groups.


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In addition to our experienced staff members, KCTR works with several external organizations in carrying out our mission. We are thankful for your continued consultation and collaboration.

DREAM Education Consulting

DREAM Education Consulting is a specialized services firm providing solutions to support schools, education organizations and community development. Our professionals offer clients with customized programming to achieve their mission and goals. Dr. Ro with the DREAM Education Consulting team has worked with KCTR in the development and implementation of KCTR’s SPED program.

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Coaching for Clarity, LLC

Cynthia Moore-Hollinshed is the founder of Coaching for Clarity, LLC, where she provides leadership coaching, instructional design, and curriculum consultation. She also supports organizations in the creation and implementation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. Cynthia served as an educator for 15 years. She consults and works with KCTR in development and training of coaching and programming.

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Help Us Achieve Our Vision

Join us in ensuring every classroom is filled with a highly effective teacher. Whether you’re applying to our urban residency in Kansas City or donating to our organization, you can make a difference in the KC public education system.

For any questions or concerns, please call us at (816) 298-5660.