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Looking for opportunities to support and lead in the work towards educational equity? Learn more about programs available through Teach For America


School Leadership

Ready to expand your educational leadership?

The Nashville Aspiring School Leader Fellowship supports classroom teachers who aspire to teach in a Nashville district-run school


Support Corps Members

Looking for ways to invest in the next generation of leaders? Support corps members through mentorship, professional development, and their transition to the corps.

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Professional Development

Alumni love to learn! Explore opportunities to grow your leadership locally and nationally.

TFA Professional Development for Alumni
Leadership for Educational Equity

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit leadership development organization working to end the injustice of education inequity by inspiring and supporting a diverse set of leaders with classroom experience to engage civically and politically.

Schools to Learn From

Teach For America's Schools to Learn From program highlights four schools each year that are delivering an excellent education for students. These schools share best practices with educators and school leaders across the country throughout the school year.

TFA Capitol Hills Fellows Program

The Capitol Hill Fellows Program is a yearlong program that places a group of Teach For America alumni in full-time, paid, congressional staff positions on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Applications are due January 2020.

Rural School Leadership Academy

The Rural School Leadership Academy is a fully sponsored year-long fellowship for current and aspiring school leaders working in rural communities. Join a cohort of leaders from across the country and develop the skills necessary to expand your work in rural education.

Sue Lehman Excellence in Teacher Leadership Award

The Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teacher Leadership Award celebrates outstanding teacher leaders achieving excellent outcomes in the classroom and pursuing systems change to expand opportunities for all children.

Peter Jennings Award for Civic leadership

The Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership is presented annually to a Teach For America alum who embodies our core values and whose work has led to significant progress toward educational equity and excellence in the last year.

Community Professional Development Opportunities
Looking for ways to get connected into the Nashville or Chattanooga community and grow your leadership? Learn more about programs offered by community organizations in our region. 
The Educators' Cooperative

The Educators' Cooperative creates the time and space for teachers from all sectors to collaborate and share best practices in teaching and learning. We build and nurture a professional community of educators on behalf of all of Nashville's students.

Diverse Learners Cooperative

The Diverse Learners Cooperative is a nonprofit organization that connects teachers and leaders with professional learning, resources, and networks to propel best practice for diverse learners and increase teacher retention

Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance

Educators of color need a shared, elevated voice and a stronger presence to help craft these types of strong accountability systems that we know ultimately lead to improved outcomes for students of diverse backgrounds. To make this happen, we need to engage and convene educators of colors with opportunities to fellowship, develop layers of mentorship, and exposures to leadership opportunities.

Tenenssee Educator Fellowship

Learn. Reflect. Inform. Tennessee Educator Fellows do those things and more during a one-year term as part of a cohort of teachers, school counselors, and librarians. Tennessee Educator Fellows learn about education policy and research and how to advocate for the policies, practices, and systems that affect student achievement and educator effectiveness.

STEM Fellows

he STEM Teaching Fellows program is an annual cohort of Southeast Tennessee educators from across the region who engage in a year of professional development activities focused on STEM best practices.

Chattnooga Leadership Fellows

This year-long, twenty-day Leadership Fellows program is designed to give emerging school leaders in Hamilton County the skills and knowledge needed to participate in decision-making and school improvement.

Chattanooga Teacherpreneur

Teacherpreneur offers teachers support, time and space to incubate big ideas and execute them in the best interests of their students and their profession.

Mosaic Fellowship

The Mosaic Fellows will undertake an intensive experience that features thought-provoking readings and discussions about leadership, diversity, and important issues in public education and social change. Fellows will deeply interrogate the history and trajectory of education with in Tennessee and take their existing skills, knowledge and experiences to build an understanding of shared values.

Community PD
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If you represent a community organization and have a Fellowship or collaborative that would be great for TFA alumni, submit the information here. This form will be reviewed and opportunities updated each month.

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