teach for america

teach for america
time for a little update on our current jobs…
have you heard of  
we are both corps members in this organization, and it is already one of the craziest
but best experiences we’ve had. teach for america is a national organization which
recruits top college graduates their senior year of high school to take 2 years and
teach in low-income, high-need schools around the U.S.
neither of us studied education in college or planned to teach, but TFA looks for people who are
pre-law, pre-med, pre-business etc…and recruits them to teach before going on to those endeavors.
we are so lucky we both got into this program and got into the region we wanted: the bay area.
over 50,000 college grads apply each year, and around 4,500 get in- so we are lucky!
plus, i will be able to get my master’s degree during this 2 years which is amazing.
then chase will plan on going to law school after this.
here are a few pictures from our experience so far…
i’m teaching high school 10th and 11th grade (guided studies and government)
chase is teaching 7th grade math.
i’m also the tennis coach at my high school, which is busy but fun!
in our classrooms!
husband in his cute teacher clothes
a glimpse of being the tennis coach
one of my favorite students named rowe
loyola marymount university: my grad school!
TFA also worked with the university of southern california too!
we are happy to be part of this movement and ready for a memorable two years!
i think everyone can agree that where a child is born should not determine their academic
future, and we are part of the organization which is trying to close that achievement gap!
Learn more from the website:
Teach For America is developing a movement of leaders who will help drive change at every level of our education system toward the goal of closing the achievement gap. These leaders start their paths as corps members, helping students in high-need communities make the academic progress that expands their opportunities. Deeply affected by their teaching experience, our alumni continue to advocate for students and build lasting change in many different roles and fields.
We believe that providing a great education for all is the most effective means of ensuring equal opportunities for everyone. All kids in this country deserve the chance to reach their full potential. Educational opportunities should not be
determined by your family’s income or the neighborhood in which you live. 
have you ever been involved in education?
who was your favorite teacher you’ve ever had?
**ps.. if you’re a teacher, check out these great teacher discounts!

5 thoughts on “teach for america”

  • That sounds like such an amazing opportunity! Plus, government is one of my favorite subjects. :)
    Good luck with your classes!!
    PS, the salted caramel truffle ice cream is delicious. eat it. love it. I recommend it. :)

  • Emi ~ This is Incredible!! I love it!! So Awesome!! What a difference you & Chase will/are mak(ing). This is what it is truly all about. I can’t say who my favorite teacher was in my life b/c I had so many! But I am grateful for the Holy Ghost b/c he teaches me what & how to r/teach my students. I teach orchestra to over 200 H.S. & 5/6th graders a yr. ;-) Keep up the Great Work . . .

  • It sounds like you guys are doing such great things with your lives. I’ve never heard of this program but it sounds great. Question: what did you major in and what are you getting your Master’s degree in?

    • you’re so nice! it’s fun to be involved with TFA and feel like we’re doing something that matters! i majored in political science & economics, and it’s an education specialist masters degree so it will be great to have! check out the TFA program!

  • That is so neat! My husband and I just about moved to Boston for TFA last summer but then ended up having to stick around Utah for health reasons. It’s such a great program! Way to go!

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