Applications open for 2022 WestTeach Class

The University of Tennessee at Martin WestTeach Program is currently accepting applications for its 2022 class. Applicants must be K-12 teachers who want to serve as leaders in their schools while staying in the classroom. They must submit their application with a letter of recommendation from their principal and director/superintendent of schools. One teacher per school district will be selected with a maximum of 30 members per class.

WestTeach is a development program for teachers in the 21 counties of West Tennessee. The program allows teachers to learn more about economic needs and opportunities in West Tennessee, connect with industry and community leaders and get an out-of-the-classroom view of students’ lives from community child resource agents. The program begins Aug. 29-30 and ends Dec. 13 with a graduation ceremony in Jackson.

The WestTeach mission is to engage and equip West Tennessee teachers with tools and leadership skills for success in and outside the classroom.

Tuition is $250 and must be paid by the participant or their school system before the first session begins Aug. 29-30. Upon graduation, each teacher will receive a $100 gift card to be used for their classroom.

To apply, visit For more information, contact Virginia Grimes, assistant director, at 731-881-7787.


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