• 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

May 26 2015

“Welcome to alumnihood.”

I graduated from Teach For America eleven days ago. It was a lovely ceremony; I invited a few of my closest school friends (my Houston family) and we all raised our glasses of sparkling apple juice to two years of deeply meaningful work. At the end I took pictures with flowers and certificates and that…

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After two and a half years teaching at Homestead Senior, I made one of the most difficult decisions of my life–to leave. Why I decided to leave? I still can’t logically explain it. Nothing was wrong. I had the best students, the best administration, I was doing so much, getting kids to learn, to invest…

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Mar 21 2015

#91: Affinity

One of my former students approached me around October. He really wanted to start an LGBT group and wanted me to sponsor it. I wondered why he had approached me. Over the years, I’ve developed a reputation for candor and for answering frank questions from students. I’ve always made sure to affirm the identities of…

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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!

Feb 01 2015

committed to a third year!

Jan 06 2015

I’ve cried ten times

Jan 03 2015

#90: Resolved

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