TeachHouse launched in fall 2015 as a collaborative venture by Duke University Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and Forward Impact, a Raleigh-based organization focused on enabling entrepreneurial communities and developing change-making leaders. The TeachHouse community represents a unique university/school/community partnership to support innovation and leadership in K-12 education.
Our First Home
Our first Duke TeachHouse home was located at 510 Holloway Street in the Holloway Street Historic District of downtown Durham. This Colonial Revival style home, built in 1900, is known as the R. Pearcy Reade House and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
This historic residence housed 14 different fellows from 2015 to 2019 and served as the hub for numerous community dinners with local leaders in education; dynamic professional development sessions focusing on educational equity, trauma-informed teaching practices, and mindfulness in the classroom; and countless formal and informal instances of community building that supported and grew our early career educators.
Our Current Homes
In summer 2019, TeachHouse found its new home in the heart of the Durham community on 9th Street near Duke’s East Campus. For the 2019 - 2020 year, this new TeachHouse location hosted 6 resident fellows, provided ample space for collaboration and community gatherings, and also housed the Innovation Lab, a space where educators can experiment with incorporating innovative technology such as virtual reality and green screens into their classrooms.
In 2021, TeachHouse expanded to include a second home, TeachHouse 2, directly next door. With this addition, the TeachHouse community now supports 12 residential TeachHouse fellows. As in TeachHouse 1, many conversations and convenings happen in the downstairs common space, building on the sense of community and collaboration that TeachHouse infuses in all of its programming.