Teacher Residencies at GilChrist
Summer 2016 Residencies at GilChrist
Offered to teachers working at the preschool through fifth grade levels, the residencies provide the opportunity to spend a quiet week of reflection, writing, reading, and planning for the following school year and beyond. In 2016, there are 10 residencies available.
Application Deadline: April 17, 2016
Notification: May 15, 2016
Residency dates: June 29–July 6, 2016
Eligibility: Individuals who are currently teaching an organized class or classes at the preschool through fifth grade level in a private or public school.
Interested applicants who are not current teachers (such as school counselors, administrators, part-time instructors, or student teachers) may be considered based on potential benefits to students and/or availability of residencies.
- The one-week residency is limited to selected teachers (no family members or guests) during the scheduled dates.
- The award is for seven days and nights in a fully furnished cabin at GilChrist.
- Recipients are responsible for their travel expenses, materials, and meals (cabins have full kitchens).
- Transportation from the Kalamazoo Airport will be available, as well as assistance with grocery shopping, for those recipients arriving by air.
GilChrist, a public retreat center, is approximately 25 miles south of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and about five miles west of Three Rivers, Michigan. More information about GilChrist.
To apply: Please complete and submit the application form by April 17, 2016.
History: Offered annually since 2003, the GilChrist Teacher Residencies are rooted in Nancy Yeager’s lifelong interest in and commitment to childhood education. She was first an elementary school teacher and later a teacher/director of a preschool in Kettering, Ohio. Her love for teaching inspired her family to establish the residencies at GilChrist, a place she had visited a number of times and found to be a truly serene and beautiful setting.