• Urban Residency as a Recruitment Asset

  • Although the conversion rate of SUNY Oswego teacher residents to new hires varies by field, Syracuse City School District HR chief Christopher Miller says the clinical partnership is becoming a significant asset for recruiting quality educators. “When it comes to hiring, you know, there’s nothing more valuable than having that long-term exposure to candidates,” agrees Scott Persampieri, the district’s recruitment director. Field Placement Director Nichole Brown says programs like TRUST (Teacher Recruitment for Urban Schools Today) help support candidates’ path into the classroom, and her colleague Pat Russo says the residents themselves are excellent recruiters to entice more urban students into the teaching profession.