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June 2022 Alumni Blast

Meet the candidates running for school board seats in the Davidson County School District—more information here.


Wondering what you'll do this summer? How about a cookout with Nashville-Chattanooga Alumni Board? Join us this Thursday, June 23rd at 5:30 PM CT for a social gathering with your fellow alumni and 2022 corps members! There will be food and fun

9 candidates are running for school board seats in the Davidson County School District. Meet all of them on our next Alumni Board led Forum which will take place on Zoom on Thursday, July 14th, at 5:30 PM CT. RSVP and find more information here.

Dear Teach For America Alumni,

I hope this note finds you and yours well and that you are charged up to enjoy the summer.

I wanted to share a bittersweet note: After almost five incredible years, I've decided to transition out of my role as the Director, Alumni Collective Impact in the Nashville-Chattanooga region.

Together, we've done so much to improve the experiences of our students and communities across our region. While there is much more work to do, I am confident in our network's ability to do so.

I'm beyond grateful for all the great moments and opportunities Nashville and Teach For America gave me. Its people and the community I built here made my experience pretty unique. I'll continue my professional journey in the HR field in New Jersey, where I hope to build solid bonds like those I did here.

To each one of you, MUCHAS GRACIAS. I hope our paths cross again.

Connect with me on LinkedIn and feel free to contact me if you ever need anything.


Juan Pablo Martinez C.

July 24th- 27th | Big Bang is Big Picture Learning's annual conference on student-centered learning, and intergenerational collaboration where students, educators, leaders and partners come together as equals to learn from one another and from the host community in South Florida. Learn more and register here.

October 5-November 1, 2022 (virtual)

Join Harvard's Graduate School of Education for virtual professional development, From Safe to Loving: Building Schools that Foster Individual and Collective Wellbeing for Gender & Sexual Minority Youth.

(Cost: $295/person)

Data Deep Dive is a series of 5 synchronous online workshops designed by Relay/GSE to answer the question "I taught it, but how do I know if students truly learned it?"

(Cost: $15,750 for up to 50 participants)

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.

We’re re-hiring a part-time role to support our regional alumni and communication work. If you enjoy creating or sharing content for social media, love organizing data, and want to support educational equity in your free time, this role might be for you!

The role will require an average of 12 to 15 hours per week until May 2023 and will be compensated at $22 per hour. This role is 100% virtual, but familiarity with the Nashville and/or Chattanooga education landscape is highly preferred.

You can read the full job description and apply here.

The Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA), the State’s newly passed state funding formula, will impact approximately $9 Billion in state and local education funding starting in 2024.

While TISA’s passage is historic and an important milestone for Tennessee’s schools and students, advocates still have important work to do, TISA’s language delegates critical decisions to the rulemaking process, including how to allocate funding for students with disabilities and English learners, and to award funding to districts for specific outcomes.

Join EdTrust in learning about rulemaking in Tennessee, its impact on TISA, and how you can engage in the rulemaking process to promote a stronger and more equitable funding formula for all Tennessee’s students. More information here.

The state needs YOUR thoughts and opinions! The draft rules for the new student funding formula are out and the state invites public comment through August 2nd. This new bill, TISA, is hugely important in shaping the funding districts receive! Pay special attention: how students qualify for extra funds if they count as economically disadvantaged or have unique learning needs, and how districts qualify as "fast-growing" or "sparse".

You can check out the proposed rules online at

Public comments should be e-mailed to or mailed to:

  • Tennessee Department of Education, Andrew Johnson Tower, 9th Floor, 710 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243

TECA just introduced their next summer PD session! Join them for this Zoom with Maria Paula Zapata of Conexion Americas! They'll talk all things serving Latinx families and students. Maria Paula is an immigrant from Colombia herself and has been serving the Nashville community for over 8 years in parental engagement, college access work, and teacher development. Check out Mighty Networks to RSVP and get the link!

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