Read the latest news, stories, and media coverage from the Teach For America - Indianapolis community.


March 8, 2018
Louisville native Morgan Cooksey (Indy ’15) speaks to why she decided to stay in Indy, how equally challenging and rewarding her corps experience had been, and what she loves about working with three other TFA alums in the Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation.
Inside TFA
By The TFA Editorial Team
March 1, 2018
Joining Teach For America offers you a lifetime of professional support and opportunities to build a meaningful career.
Education & Issues
February 28, 2018
For Black History Month, Kelsey Fox (Indy ’12), manager of teacher leadership development, discusses experiencing the education gap through the lens of her racial identity and shares on how her TFA experience helped her navigate her own oppressions and privileges in order to serve others.
Education & Issues
February 21, 2018
For Black History Month, we celebrate our Black and African American corps members and alumni who are committed to the movement for educational equity here in Indianapolis. Learn how several of our leaders are contributing to collective impact. #OneDayINdy
One Day
By Mary Jo Madda
February 20, 2018
Alumni experts—teachers and pros working in tech—have a few things they’d like each other to know.
February 8, 2018
As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary in Indy, Ingrid Warner (Indy '11), TFA-Indy's managing director of alumni affairs, highlights how the leadership of our alumni has been an invaluable driving force in the strength, diversity, and collaborative spirit of our network as we move forward together towards achieving One Day in Indy. #Indy10AS
February 6, 2018
As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary in Indy, alumnus Ronak Shah (Indy '12), science teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep, speaks to how each of our roles are integral in contributing to educational equity and excellence in Indianapolis and to how powerful our collaborations can be in inspiring and driving systemic change.
February 2, 2018
As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary in Indy, Flora Gitsis (Indy '11), Indiana state program director at Teachers of Tomorrow, reflects on how recruitment of diverse, culturally-competent corps members helps address a critical aspect of systems change in our city and on how our alumni network has connected her to other inspirational leaders to drive collective action for educational equity.
January 23, 2018
As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary in Indy, alumna Taylor Brown (St. Louis '08), director of talent strategy at Indianapolis Public Schools, reminisces on the corps experience, on humbling moments of growth and inspiration, and on extending support to one another as we look to our upcoming summit and beyond to re-imagine how our individual paths can come together in the powerful, collective movement for educational equity. #Indy10AS
January 18, 2018
As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary in Indy, alumnus and Indy native Rick Anderson (Memphis '11), founder and head of school at Allegiant Prep Academy (K-8), reflects on how his commitment to educational equity took him on a journey of exploration and fueled his desire to return home to found a school and help foster collaboration among school leaders in Indy. #Indy10AS
January 16, 2018
As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary in Indy, alum Lindsey Roache (Indy '08), assistant principal at Christel House DORS, reflects on being a part of our inaugural corps year and seeing our TFA-Indy community grow and strengthen as a diverse, collaborative, and innovative network of support working together towards educational equity in Indy. #Indy10AS
January 10, 2018
As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary in Indy, Amar Patel (Chicago-Northwest Indiana '07), executive director of TFA-Indy, shares his personal story of why he's committed to One Day. He also voices gratitude for the opportunity to lead alongside TFA's network of leaders and expresses humility in acknowledging the collective work ahead towards achieving educational equity and excellence in Indy. #Indy10AS
Education & Issues
December 14, 2017
We collaborated with community tech partners Nextech, Lessonly, and Virtusa to enrich the Hour of Code experience in corps member and alum classrooms during this year's Computer Science Education Week.
December 6, 2017
In the fall of 2017, alum Megan Murphy (St. Louis ’08) opened Circle City Prep, a K-8 college prep academy, in the Far Eastside community. Megan speaks to expanding access to high-quality education for Indianapolis kids, committing to setting a bar of excellence, and loving the abundance of big and small moments that enrich her role as the school’s founding principal.
Education & Issues
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November 30, 2017
With the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Teach For America works to increase the number of effective STEM teachers in Indiana to help address a major teacher shortage area in the state. Today, TFA has become among the state’s largest suppliers of effective STEM teachers for low-income schools.
November 20, 2017
From now through November 28, your generous donations of $10+ to support Teach For America will be matched at least 1:1 by the TFA National Board. Give to TFA-Indy or your corps region to double your impact today.
Inside TFA
November 17, 2017
Corps member Adriana Huerta (Indy '17) was born in Mexico, grew up in Texas and Mexico, and has moved around quite a bit. Being placed in Indianapolis put her out of her comfort zone, but with resilience, courage, personal alignment with TFA's mission and vision, and the support of the TFA-Indy community, her corps journey has cultivated positivity and appreciation.
Inside TFA
November 9, 2017
Corps member Aaron Estevez-Miller (Indy '17) notes the challenges and surprising joys of settling into Indianapolis after moving from the mountainous and expansive Northern Colorado. Aaron embodies our core values of strengthening community, demonstrating resilience, and learning continuously as he finds himself quickly embracing the vibrant city he calls his new home.
Inside TFA
November 2, 2017
Corps member Juan Cahue (Indy ’17) embodies our core values of demonstrating resilience and learning continuously as he joins our collective movement in Indianapolis and learns to call it home, three hours southeast of his hometown of Chicago.
Inside TFA
October 19, 2017
Courtney Miller (Indy ’16) shares her eye-opening experience of transitioning to Indy and gaining support and mentorship from the TFA-Indy community. Her story embodies our shared core values of acting with humility, achieving impact, and learning continuously as we strive together for collective leadership impact in the Indianapolis community.