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December 2021 Alumni Blast

The TFA Nashville-Chattanooga Alumni Board invites out local alumni to gather, meet, and build community to kick-off 2022. RSVP here.


Join the TFA Nashville-Chattanooga Alumni Board for an alumni social on Tuesday, January 11 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Bearded Iris (Germantown). Enjoy pizza and drinks on TFA and catch up with members of the alumni community!

Find more information and RSVP here.

Join us on Thursday, January 27 at 5:30 pm CT to be inspired by LEE members who are leading change in their communities and learning about how to take advantage of LEE’s resources to support your leadership journey.

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Interested in being a school leader but don’t know where to start? Trying to figure out how to afford going back to school for your administrator’s license? Wishing that you had a network to lean on while applying to school leadership jobs in MNPS? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Nashville Aspiring School Leader Fellowship (NASLF), would be a good fit for you. If you answered maybe to a few of these questions and want more information, reach out to to learn more.

Learn more and apply here.

In collaboration with Apple, TFA is working to expand access to high-quality computer science learning. We’re looking for schools interested in developing and launching a Swift Coding Club for students. Swift is a robust and intuitive programming language created by Apple for building apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. Each participating school will receive a $2000 grant to offset the costs of running the club. If you’re interested in bringing a coding club to your school, please apply here.

Are you a teacher with a fun, creative STEM project? In partnership with Teach For America, General Motors is proud to support projects focused on innovation and diversity in STEM. This is why we need you! General Motors is looking to fund 25 projects up to $1,000 per project. Projects need to be added to by January 12, 2022. The deadline to complete projects will be in the spring. Learn more here. For additional questions or inquiries, please email Fatima Heyward.

The TFA Nashville-Chattanooga Alumni Team is excited to offer Professional Development Scholarships to alumni living in Nashville and Chattanooga.

The purpose of these Professional Development Scholarships is to expand access to leadership development for TFA alumni living in our region and to create pathways toward key roles impacting education.

Find more information and apply here.

Registration is open for the 2022 Virtual School Leaders of Color Conference, on February 2-3! Get a sneak peek at sessions and register by Dec 1 for a chance to win tickets to virtually attend SXSW 2022.

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The Catalyst Fellowship is excited to announce the launch of applications for the 2022 Cohort. The Catalyst Fellowship provides rigorous professional development for current and aspiring school system leaders through seminars, online learning modules, community building, and coaching. The early deadline for applications is January 5, 2022. Learn more about the Fellowship and nominate potential candidates for the Fellowship by following the links or you can reach out to Beau Gallegos for more information.

Rural School Leadership Academy (RSLA) This fully sponsored year-long fellowship is for current and aspiring school leaders working in rural communities. RSLA participants engage with a supportive and inspirational cohort of leaders from across the country. Participants deepen the skills necessary to amplify and sustain their work in rural education. Learn more about the program and access the application on our website and we welcome nominations. The early deadline is January 17, 2022.

PowerHour5 Series 2: Talent Management Has hiring, developing, and/or retaining talent been a challenge? Join us for a FREE 5 week, cohort-based learning series where school and systems leaders learn best practices for talent recruitment, development, and retention. Apply here by January 18, 2022.

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Find employers throughout the world looking to hire TFA alumni here.

Want to hire from our incredible network of over 900 alumni in our Nashville-Chattanooga region? You can now submit your role directly to the online job board here.

The Education Trust in Tennessee will host a School Funding Bootcamp for advocates prior to the reconvening of the 112th General Assembly on January 10th. Attendees will learn about 1) the basics of school funding 2) the BEP formula 3) potential equity-centered funding solutions and 4) how to advocate successfully on what is needed for Tennessee's students.

You can find more information and RSVP here.

Join TECA's new professional learning series. This session is an introduction to education policy at the local and state levels. Information about the policy structures in Tennessee and the various decision-making bodies will be discussed. It will also provide some insight around some suggested advocacy strategies that educators can use to engage policymakers and key stakeholders at either local district and state levels. Jan 12th, 2022 at 4 PM CT.

Find more information and RSVP here.

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