Stories

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

 

Alumni
September 13, 2018
Alumna Caitlin Hannon (Indy '10) shares about Enroll Indy--a streamlined enrollment system for students and families to learn about and apply to Indianapolis schools of choice--and about how she became personally invested in expanding equitable opportunity for all children. #OneDayINdy
Inside TFA
August 29, 2018
Our diverse and talented 11th cohort of corps members will expand our collective impact as we work alongside community partners to realize educational equity for all Indianapolis children. #OneDayINdy
Alumni
August 16, 2018
In 2015, several TFA alumni including Ronak Shah (Indy '12) held a Story Slam for teachers and community members to share--and hear--raw, honest stories from the classroom. The event became a launchpad for Teachers Lounge Indy, a community that connects and supports teachers across Indianapolis.
Education & Issues
August 2, 2018
2018 corps member Stephanie Rendon always dreamed of becoming a pediatrician. But, a spring break experience opened her eyes to a path she felt more convicted to be on--addressing educational inequity through teaching and connecting with kids in a different, but powerful, way. #OneDayINdy
Students & Communities
July 26, 2018
During her corps experience, Indy '16 alumna Kara Davis-Myers’ students progressed by on average more than two years of growth in her middle school ELA classrooms, outpacing general education peers at the same grade level. She shares insights into her experience of fostering trust, community, and a love for learning in her classrooms. #OneDayINdy
Inside TFA
July 19, 2018
2017 corps member Leah Birhanu's reflection on her first year in the corps looks at the critical importance of self-work, mental health, school safety, and the urgency of driving tireless, collective change for equity. #OneDayINdy
Alumni
July 12, 2018
TFA alumnus Matt Impink (Greater Philly '07) helms Indy Achieves, which seeks to expand access to post-secondary education for Marion County residents. Matt speaks to Indy's ever-changing economy and education landscape, as well as to how his TFA experiences have shaped his work. #OneDayINdy
Students & Communities
July 5, 2018
For 2017 corps member Eric Smith, the first year of teaching didn't go as expected. But when faced with challenges, he and the Tindley Prep team persevered with a deep commitment to their students and to one another. #OneDayINdy
Education & Issues
June 28, 2018
The leadership team at pilotED school in Barrington--Jacob Allen, Marie Dandie, Lani Luo, Jennica Adkins, and Darreyel Laster (of which the first four are Chicago '13 alumni)--speak about their identity-based innovative K-8 school model, their own K-12 school experiences, and learnings from being a part of the TFA network. #OneDayINdy
Alumni
June 21, 2018
Alumnus Michael Smith (Indy '16) shares on surprises and challenges of school culture and structures, the value of students owning their own growth, and the relevance of Shakespeare plays to modern-day high school life. #OneDayINdy
Education & Issues
June 14, 2018
For Pride Month, 2017 corps member Abi Bouwma speaks to the challenges she's experienced as a LGBTQ+ educator and to the meaningful ways she's working with students and our community to foster a more equitable and inclusive future. #OneDayINdy
Inside TFA
June 5, 2018
Indianapolis 2017 corps members share advice and insights with 2018 incoming corps members for learnings, exploration, and more at their five-week Summer Institute in Houston.
Alumni
May 31, 2018
Alumnus Ron Sandlin (Indy '08) shares how his TFA corps experience and network impacted his career path, pride points for student achievement in Indiana, and advice for current and future corps members to be more engaged in the critical work of pursuing educational equity. #OneDayINdy
Inside TFA
May 24, 2018
Corps member Brianna Stephens (Indy '17) is a Transition Team Leader (TTL) for incoming 2018 corps members. With Induction and Institute around the corner, she shares honest and insightful tips and advice for moving to Indianapolis.
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 Summit, 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