Regional Spotlights

Read the latest news and stories from the Teach For America - Eastern North Carolina community.

 

Alumni Students & Communities
April 19, 2018
Katie Ammann, an ’09 Eastern North Carolina corps member, has been teaching and living in the Roanoke Rapids area of North Carolina for nine years. She has owned The Music School of Roanoke Rapids for seven years.
Education & Issues
March 28, 2018
Elena Ashburn (TFA-ENC '07) is currently the Principal of Broughton High School in Raleigh and a former teacher Southern Durham High School. This Women's History Month she reflects on her doctoral research on women in educational leadership and the barriers they face because of gender inequity as well as how this impacts her work today.
Education & Issues
March 20, 2018
There’s no need to over-complicate your self-care. Keep it simple, and make sure you’re enjoying it!
One Day
March 14, 2018
Apply to be part of a fellowship that prepares school leaders for the places that most need them.
Inside TFA
February 28, 2018
Keiyonna Dubashi is working to catalyze the leadership of Black educators across the nation this spring as a co-chair of Teach For America’s Black Corps Member summit.
One Day
By Leah Fabel
January 17, 2018
In Illinois and Minnesota, advocates for major shifts in education policy are celebrating victories that were a long time coming.
Alumni Inside TFA
January 2, 2018
TFA Alums Examined This Question And More At Alumni Leaders Retreat
Students & Communities
November 30, 2017
Community is at the heart of building young people’s self-worth and greater diversity in our schools will help ensure all students are understood and valued. For a Native American corps member and a Native American TFA-ENC leadership coach, rising to this occasion in Vance County is especially important as they know they are too often the only ones to represent Native communities in their schools.
Inside TFA
By The TFA Editorial Team
November 15, 2017
The alumni on the latest Forbes list are leaders in a range of fields: education, entrepreneurship, media, and law.
Alumni
October 15, 2017
Stories humanize us—they reflect our identity, who we are, what we value, and how we arrived at where we currently stand. The stories we tell speak about what and who we fight for and also quite loudly announce where and when we remain silent. How we situate ourselves within our own stories and the truths we learn along the way are important to the work that we do as educators. The discovery of my cultural identity and my story reflect who I am as an educator today.
One Day
By Ting Yu
June 21, 2017
As oversight of New Orleans schools shifts once again, Kunjan Narechania knows that everyone is watching, and the stakes are high.
Alumni
May 13, 2017
Sabrina Martiello, a finalists for Lenoir County Teacher of the Year reflects on fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a teacher and the seemingly small moments that make her day.
Students & Communities
April 13, 2017
Rural Summit organizes a diverse network of leaders looking to build a more equitable future for kids.
One Day
By Leah Fabel
January 31, 2017
A network of educators in Eastern North Carolina is responding to devastating floods by ensuring kids have what it takes to rebuild.
Inside TFA
By Emma Dodson
October 23, 2016
A 2016 corps member explains why "place matters" and how joining one of TFA's rural regions made all the difference.
One Day
By Susan Brenna
August 9, 2016
Urban versus rural students, richer or poorer—Dr. Katie Rizzone explains why she’s out to expose which student athletes face the highest risk of getting hurt.
One Day
By Tim Kennedy
June 8, 2016
Teaching is hard. Fawning over these photos is easy. We're not ashamed.
One Day
By Susan Brenna
February 24, 2016
Honorary, earned, chosen, and biological: The Teach For America community contains all kinds of families.