Richmond Teacher Residency

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Welcome to RTRPetersburg! We are thrilled to pilot Cohort 1, in Petersburg City Public Schools, which will launch May, 2018. We are currently recruiting passionate people to prepare to teach for change at the elementary school level.

Dr. Kim McKnight is the new director of this initiative. Reach her at

Interested?  The first step is just to send us your unofficial transcript to

Our APPLY BUTTON on the RTRPetersburg pages are NOT Linked to the RTRPetersburg application.

To apply for the program, click here:  RTRPetersburg or see Apply to RTRPetersburg in tab to the right.

RTRPetersburg is a PILOT so the schedule is not the same as RTR deadlines. The requirements mirror RTRs with one exception, you can still qualify for the LSEE track in Petersburg with a non-VCU LSEE major, with the right academic background.

The tabs to the right spell out important information about the application process.

Remember “The Apply Button” at this point only connects you with the RTR application. Use tab to the right to apply to RTRPetersburg.

Questions?  Email us.  We want to hear from you.  We want to explore how we can position you to apply for this program.

Important Dates:

March 28          RTRPetersburg and VCU Applications Due

April 20             Selection Day

May 18               Last Day to Test

May 21               Launch


Contact Dr. Kim McKnight at

To apply for the program, click here:  RTRPetersburg