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January 2022 Alumni Blast

Teach For America Nashville-Chattanooga and the Alumni Board have closely monitored the situation with COVID-19 in Nashville. With case rates continuing to rise, we have decided to push our January events to February and March respectively. Find more information about them here.


Interested in being a school leader but don’t know where to start? Trying to figure out how to afford to go 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. The application for NASLF is currently live.

If you answered maybe to a few of these questions and want more information, reach out to to learn more.

If you are a current school leader with recommendations to the program, reach out to

Teach For America Nashville-Chattanooga is seeking outstanding alumni and second-year corps members as Transitional Leaders (TL) for the 2021-2022 school year.

The TL will directly support our incoming 2022 corps members as they onboard into the region and begin their leadership journey in service to kids and communities in Nashville and Chattanooga. Interested in becoming a Transitional Leader? Find more information here and apply by 8:00 pm CST on January 25th.

Join the TFA Nashville-Chattanooga Alumni Board for an alumni social on Tuesday, February 8 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 to share and be inspired by Leadership for Educational Equity members who are leading change in their communities and learning about how to take advantage of LEE’s resources to support your leadership journey.

Date and time to be confirmed soon

Find more information and RSVP here.

FYCO "Making it Happen" has launched its new and improved Resource Library. This interactive and playful repository houses a robust, ever-growing slate of action-oriented resources. This library is designed for anyone looking to deepen and shift their educational practice towards a liberatory, hands-on, and learner-driven stance. Explore here.

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.

TFA's School Leaders of Color Conference is an annual conference designed to support school and systems leaders who identify as Black, Native/Indigenous, or People of Color. This year’s conference is open to all BIPOC school and systems leaders, as well as aspiring school leaders. (Cost: $50 TFA Alum/$75 non-TFA alum) Date: February 2-3, 2-6pm EST (virtual)

Find more information and RSVP here.

TFA's Rural School Leadership Academy is a year-long fellowship for current and aspiring school leaders working in rural communities. Learn more about RSLA and nominate colleagues in your network.

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 final deadline for applications is February 11, 2022. Nominate potential candidates or reach out to Beau Gallegos for more information.

Find our most recent education openings.

Share which opportunities you're seeking and be the first to know about new roles.

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.

Ed Trust TN has been hosting Coffee & Community (C&C) sessions, curated conversations designed exclusively for members of the TN Alliance for Equity in Education to learn more about the various agencies that are part of Tennessee’s education policymaking and governance landscape. During these zoom meetings, attendees have the chance to interact with state education leaders, ask questions, and ultimately, leave the meeting with a more complete understanding of how the process works.

This month they have confirmed Executive Director Tess Stovall and Commission Member Wendy Tucker from the Tennessee Public Charter School Commission (TPCSC). This will take place on Monday, January 24th, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. During this event, attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from Tess and Wendy about the role of the TPCSC and its development since 2019, composition, key initiatives, priorities, and how advocates and stakeholders like you can stay informed and engaged with the Commission.

Alignment Nashville and Community Achieve are thrilled to welcome you to the first-ever Community Achieves Learning Summit: a virtual deep dive into Nashville's district-led community schools.

Community Achieves provides enrichment opportunities, vital resources, and wrap-around services to students and families throughout Nashville by working closely with partners and volunteers. The Community Achieves Learning Summit will offer participants the opportunity to engage with practitioners, observe partnership in action, and explore the principles and practices that make Nashville’s Community Achieves so impactful.

Half-Day February 15 | Half-Day February 16 | Office Hours February 18

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