Dean of Relay Philadelphia & Camden Shemanne Davis gestures to students during a class session.

Philadelphia and Camden are both home to dynamic public education systems constantly seeking new and better ways to serve students and families. At Relay we combine in-person practice, performance-based assessments, and rich online learning to help teachers become more effective for their students in Philadelphia and Camden.

Shemanne Davis

As founding Dean of Relay Philadelphia & Camden, Shemanne Davis oversees all aspects of teacher preparation in the region. Davis previously trained graduate students as a member of the Relay Newark faculty. She began her career at Stephenson Middle School in DeKalb County Schools, where she was selected as a Special Education liaison. Davis then earned her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law and worked with the Georgia Legal Services Special Education Program. She was also an Education Pioneers fellow at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education and Dean of Students at Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School. Davis earned her B.A. in history and women's studies and her M.A.T. from Emory University.

An instructor stands in front of graduate students to explain something to the class.

Relay offers a Teaching Residency and a Graduate Alternate Route Certification program in Philadelphia and Camden. The Teaching Residency provides a clear pathway to a career in teaching, beginning with a position in a partner school. The Graduate Alternate Route Certification program is a one-year certification program. Visit the corresponding pages to learn more about Relay Philadelphia & Camden programs.

Relay Philadelphia & Camden
100 W. Oxford St., Suite 2100 E
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States