Our Mission

The Teachers’ Loft is a non-profit, educational organization providing professional support and resources to preK-12 classroom teachers in Western Massachusetts. Our mission is to alter the status quo of teacher isolation by inviting teachers to take part in local, collaborative, professional development. In particular, we understand the increasing need to support beginning teachers, as experience and research have taught us that the beginning years of teaching are often the most crucial in forming a teacher’s attitudes and practice. Working in tandem with schools and teacher preparation programs, we provide a unique “third space” for teachers that is separate from yet complements the more typical venues for teacher learning.