New Teacher Center

Applied Materials

Investing in Innovative Collaborations for Teachers

Veteran and novice teachers are learning together how to improve educational outcomes for their students at William C. Overfelt High School in San Jose, California.Led by the New Teacher Center, this professional collaboration is helping to transform teaching and learning at the high school in one of the lowest income neighborhoods in Silicon Valley, and it exemplifies the Applied Materials Foundation’s investment in teachers.  In addition to funding the New Teacher Center’s work at Overfelt, the Foundation is supporting similar efforts in Austin, Texas, Portland, Oregon, and Kalispell, Montana, all communities where Applied Materials has a presence. 
Applied Materials Foundation Invests in the Teaching Profession

Applied Materials Foundation Invests in the Teaching Profession

Underlying all of the Applied Materials Foundation investments in education is our belief in the vital role that teachers play. We invest in the recruitment of the most promising candidates as well as support and professional development throughout their careers, and efforts to retain the very best educators. The quality of the induction and first few years of teaching can shape the long-term effectiveness of educators and determine if they persist in the profession.