Duke TeachHouse

Duke TeachHouse is a living and learning community for graduates of the Duke University teacher preparation programs: Elementary, Secondary, and Master of Arts in Teaching Programs. The intensive experience focuses on equipping early career educators with the confidence, competence, knowledge and networks necessary to develop leadership, creative problem solving, and innovation skills.

Duke TeachHouse is located on 9th Street near Duke University.

Early Career and Beginning Teachers: Join Us in May for the Duke TeachHouse Virtual UnConference! 

We are thrilled to invite all Durham Public Schools and Vance County Schools early career and beginning teachers to the upcoming UnConference sponsored by Duke TeachHouse on May 20th, 2021! 

The UnConference is a new model that amplies teachers' power, autonomy, and voice by inviting educators to determine discussion topics, facilitate conversations, and document actions to solve problems of practice. The model allows authentic conversations and community building across teachers working at different schools and in different content areas/grade levels. It is a unique model which recognizes the expertise and skills of educators and creates an inviting space for them to share and learn from their colleagues. 


Our pilot UnConference last fall was a huge success, and we are thrilled to have participants from DPS and Vance County join TeachHouse fellows in this spring event. Hear more about the power of the inaugural UnConference from keynote James Hopkins below: 

Online Event Info: 

  • DATE: Thursday, May 20, 2021
  • TIME: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
  • COST: Free!
  • DESCRIPTION: Open to early career and beginning teachers from Durham Public Schools and Vance County Schools, the Duke TeachHouse Virtual UnConference is a new conference model that centers participants' voices and experiences by allowing them to determine topics, facilitation conversations, and lead the overall UnConference design. 
  • WHAT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE: UnConference participants will receive a copy of Dr. Bettina Love's book We Want to Do More than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom and a Duke TeachHouse "Red for Ed" t-shirt
  • LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Honorariums for early career or beginning teacher facilitators of UnConference sessions. Complete the following Google form to indicate interest in leading a session. 
  • QUESTIONS: Please direct any questions to Langley (langleykellmann@gmail.com) or Savannah (savannah.windham@duke.edu). 

Supporting Durham Public Schools

Duke TeachHouse Fellows work full time as classroom teachers in the local public schools. Peer reflection and school innovation anchor the mission and work of Duke TeachHouse. Fellows receive support from the University for an innovation initiative they launch that will positively impact their school community.

Based out of a fully renovated house in Durham, Duke TeachHouse offers an extraordinary experience for participating fellows that includes:

  • Creating a robust peer learning and support environment among Duke TeachHouse Fellows.
  • Supporting Duke TeachHouse Fellows on their path of personal growth and development and transformative impact.
  • Cultivating an environment for creative problem-solving and innovation.
  • Putting bold ideas into action in K-12 public classrooms while creating impactful lives.
  • Connecting and collaborating with educational leaders, entrepreneurs, and policy-makers within the local community and across the state, nation, and globe.