Pathway Program Creates Pipeline of Chelsea-Connected Educators

Posted by CPS_web on 9/30/2021

The Teacher Pathway Program (TPP) in Chelsea Public Schools (CPS) was initiated in 2019 as a program designed to accomplish a variety of objectives: to diversify the teachers in Chelsea, to improve on teacher retention and to build a bond between school and community by identifying people in the Chelsea community that aspired to be professional educators. 

Over two school years later, this initiative has continued to grow and continued to make an impact with the educators that come through the program. Martha Cecilia Valentin and Yesenia Ortiz are both graduates of the two different tracts that the TPP offers, and exemplify the talented educators that have Chelsea roots. Valentin is a Chelsea resident who immigrated to the city nearly three decades ago and is a CPS teacher, while Ortiz is a current CPS paraprofessional who is a born-and-raised Chelsea resident. The TPP enabled them to follow their aspirations to become educators in Chelsea. Read more...