Stories

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

 

Inside TFA
May 15, 2018
For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, incoming corps member Melissa Duong (Indy '18) shares how being Asian-American shaped her childhood and school experiences, leading her towards a passion to help address racial and systemic inequity as part of our TFA community. #OneDayINdy
Education & Issues
May 8, 2018
Anika Green (Indy '16) speaks to experiences within and outside the classroom that helped shape her outlook on the opportunity gap and the steps she's taking to ensure every student has the opportunity to attain an excellent education. #OneDayINdy
Inside TFA
May 2, 2018
At our 10th Anniversary Summir, Executive Director Amar Patel (Chicago-NWI '07) shares on our strategic direction moving forward--including our 2023 plan. #OneDayINdy
Inside TFA
April 25, 2018
At our 10th Anniversary Summit, former Executive Director Rebecca Thompson Boyle, who led TFA-Indy from 2013 to 2016, celebrates our diverse network of passionate, breakthrough alumni leaders: "I’m not an alum so I am able to say this with objectivity: TFA alumni are the most passionate, talented, motivated, socially-conscious, critical thinkers I’ve ever known." #OneDayINdy
Inside TFA
April 24, 2018
At our 10th Anniversary Summit, Former Executive Director Pat O'Donnell (Los Angeles '03) shares stories and reflections on how TFA grew its scale and diversity from 2010 to 2013 through recruiting effective, impactful, visionary leaders. #OneDayINdy
Inside TFA
April 23, 2018
At our 10th Anniversary Summit, Founding Executive Director Jason Kloth (Rio Grande Valley '03) speaks to the early years of TFA in Indianapolis (2008-2010), including the corps members, staff, and partnerships that were integral to our growth. #OneDayINdy
Indianapolis Recorder
April 19, 2018
Inside TFA
April 6, 2018
As corps members and alumni registered for our 10th Anniversary Summit, we asked them to share memories, thoughts, and more about their experiences with TFA. Here's what they wrote.
Alumni
March 20, 2018
Alum Katie Morgan (Indy ’10) invited us to visit The Excel Center West, Goodwill’s tuition-free adult high school, where she shared on her journey of transitioning from journalism to teaching, seeking support from corps members and alumni, and setting roots down in Indianapolis.
Alumni
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.
Alumni
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
Alumni
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.
Alumni
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.
Alumni
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