• Welcome to Teach For Us

    We connect Teach For America teachers and alumni with each other for support and provides a place for them to share their stories with the world.

    Each day we’re providing a window into classrooms across the country as seen through the eyes of real teachers… written in their own words.

  • The Safest Place

    Yesterday was the first time since my commitment that I realized, for some of my kids, school truly is the safest place to be for them.

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    — "And I said, Here am I, send me."
  • On the brink of transformational change

    While I know these are students who would have to make drastic changes to be competitive for these colleges, I also know that the first step is investing them in these goals.

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    — Facing La Frontera
  • No Name, No Credit

    If she doesn’t learn to put her name on her paper now, even if it’s the first and only time she forgot, when will she?

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    — Caroline in the Delta
  • A Burglar, The Flu and A Wedding

    So in one week, I had to take two days off. TWO!

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    — Becoming A Chief

Teach For Us is the network connecting Teach For America corps members and alumni who share their stories about ensuring an excellent education for all children.

Recent posts across the Teach For Us network

Dec 31 2015

Year 3

The whole TeachForUs site is a mess right now, but I still want to give an update about how things are going so that if they clean up the site someday, an update will still remain. I “graduated” from TFA this past spring and am currently in my third year of teaching. Still at my…

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Aug 11 2015

Transformational Change Doesn’t Happen Overnight

I wrote this blog post for TFA Top Stories and received some positive feedback, so I thought I would share it on my own page. You can access it here. https://www.teachforamerica.org/top-stories/transformational-change-doesnt-happen-overnight

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Jun 07 2015

Inescapable Privilege

Teach for America talks about privilege at every event and in every meeting. It is an unavoidable reality that as a college-educated teacher working in a low-income community it would come up. I was excited for these conversations. What I did not expect was how much it would come to take over my way of…

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May 26 2015

“Welcome to alumnihood.”

Mar 21 2015

#91: Affinity

Mar 04 2015

Seven Truths About Being a Minority (hint: you don’t choose it)

Mar 01 2015

The Prophetic Fish

Feb 22 2015

A Reflection (It’s NEVER Ok Not To Say Anything)

Feb 03 2015

Please Help My Students See Selma!

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