Institute for Recruitment of Teachers

The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) addresses the lack of diversity in the nation’s teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study. IRT graduates have enjoyed remarkable success securing jobs as K-12 teachers, counselors, and principals, as well as professors, university administrators, and leaders.

Learn about the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT), a fellowship program for underrepresented minority students looking to become educators. The program takes place every summer on the campus of Phillips Academy.

Becoming An Educator: A Conversation with the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers

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2020 Program Report
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We invest in the next generation of educators because we know that a quality education provided by an effective teacher is the single greatest influence on student success. If you have questions about making a gift to IRT, please contact Jennifer Pieroni, director of advancement initiatives, at [email protected] or 978-749-4523.

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We would love to hear from you! Please email us at [email protected].

Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)
Phillips Academy
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810

Phone: 978-749-4116
Fax: 978-749-4117

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Transforming the American educational experience

Two IRT Students Smiling


We believe that in implementing our mission, IRT will be a trusted pipeline of transformative educators for every level of education.

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The IRT offers two distinct programs: the Summer Workshop and the Associate Program for undergraduate juniors and seniors and working professionals.

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We believe that diversity of educators, pedagogies, and ideas elevates the quality, expands the scope, and enhances the richness of education.