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Nashville-Chattanooga February Alumni Blast



The Teach For America Nashville-Chattanooga and Memphis regions invite you to a “Day On The Hill” on Wednesday, March 1st in Nashville with TN legislators & staff. You are well-versed in the impact of Teach For America & the potential of our corps members, alumni, and students. We would love to have you! The day will be broken into two parts & you are welcome to join one or both parts.

  1. TFA Staff and Alumni Breakfast (8:00am –9:00 am) – an opportunity to connect with one another & review logistics

  2. Meetings with legislators/staff members (9:00am - TBD) – meetings to express gratitude, share updates, ask for future/continued support, etc.

RSVP to David Baird at david.baird@teachforamerica.org by February 10th.



We are excited to co-partner and host a community-led panel, discussion, and networking reception in partnership with Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) on Saturday, February 25th from 10am-12pm CST (11am-1pm EST). This event will be held in person with both Nashville & Chattanooga options. Click here for more details & to register.


The application for the Nashville Aspiring School Leaders Fellowship is open now! Earn your administration credentials at Lipscomb, get hands-on leadership development, receive on-going mentorship from experienced and effective school leaders, and receive career and job placement support in MNPS leadership roles. Click here to apply by March 10th!

3 Ways to Support! Are you interested in recruiting prospect corps members, being a thought partner as applicants decide to confirm their offer, or mentoring incoming corps members? If so, please complete this google doc form.


If you have any questions, contact Raneisha Arnett at raneisha.arnett@teachforamerica.org


Heritage/History Months and various holidays afford us an opportunity to uplift the intersectional stories of various social identities, experiences, cultures, and histories as we simultaneously work to integrate representative, relevant, and honest stories all year long. Click here for a set of curated resources that are organized by content area, grade level, and resource type.


Nurturing Self-Compassion Workshop on Wednesday, February 22nd from 6PM - 7:30PM CST / 7PM - 8:30PM EST (virtual) to discover simple, yet powerful strategies to incorporate mindfulness and self-compassion practices into your day (including while teaching). Join us to explore personal and professional practices to avoid burnout and nurture well-being. Click here to learn more & register.

Join The Educators' Cooperative for a virtual workshop on Tuesday, February 7th from 7pm - 8pm CST about Antiracist Teaching, Learning, & Leading from the Classroom. Click here to learn more & register.

Join a series of virtual events designed around the theme of Black Brilliance. These events, open to Teach For America staff and alumni will help our network deepen, build, and act on our commitment to equity and belonging.


On Monday, February 13th from 4:30-6:30CST / 5:30-7:30pm EST, BIPOC alumni are invited to join the Teach For America community & partners to explore leadership, community, and action. Teach For America Greater Philadelphia will be joined by community partners for a panel discussion and breakouts. This event is virtual and only for individuals who identify as BIPOC. Click here to learn more & RSVP!


The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is hosting a Black History Month Virtual Festival with various events throughout the month. Click here to learn more & see the calendar of events!


MSEd Info Session on Monday, February 13th from 6:30-7:30 pm CST / 7:30-8:30 pm EST (virtual): In this info session webinar, you will learn about the Teach For America and TNTP master’s degree partnership with the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. Click here to register.


Find our most recent education openings here.


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.


LEE Policy & Advocacy Summer Fellowship This full-time, paid summer fellowship opportunity allows you to apply your leadership skills and passion for equity, while challenging you to think like an education policymaker. You’ll be pushed by your host organization to develop meaningful plans and policies that impact local children and communities. Learn More & Apply Here (You will have to make an account to access the site)

3 Community Events Regarding 3rd Grade Retention Law

There are two 3rd grade retention town hall meetings occurring in-person in Nashville this week: 1. Hosted by the TN NAACP on February Tuesday, February 7th at 6:00pm CT. This event will be held at Lee Chapel AME Church. RSVP HERE. 2. Hosted by The Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM) on Wednesday, February 8th from 6:30pm-8:00pm CT. This event will be hosted at Woodbine United Methodist Church. RSVP HERE. EdTrust - Virtual Legislative Watch Party (virtual) Tuesday, February 22nd from 1:00pm - 2:30pm CST Click here to learn more & register.

TN NAACP Day On the Hill will be hosed at the TN State Capitol on Tuesday, February 14th from 8:30am - 2:00pm CST. Members and Advocates from across the state will meet with lawmakers to discuss issues that are crucial to their communities. Please click here to learn more and RSVP by February 8th!


Join United Way of Greater Nashville’s Young Leaders Society on February 28th from 6pm-8pm (in-person) for Unlabeled: a wine, whiskey and mingling event. Please click here to learn more and purchase a ticket.



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