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Nashville-Chattanooga March Alumni Blast



Are you an educator or advocate who wants to better understand the policy making process, legislative advocacy, and current bills moving through the Tennessee General Assembly impacting teachers?

Join us in collaboration with EdTrust TN & other organizations on Tuesday, March 21st, 4:30 - 5:30 CT for a virtual training on current issues impacting education this legislative session.


The deadline for NASLF has been extendednto March 24th.


Interested in learning more about and developing your own theory of action to create systems change? Apply for our Systems Leadership Cohort launching in April!


In addition to developing your own theory of action, this cohort will provide an opportunity for you to engage with Nashville community members who are bringing their own theories of action to life.

Application open until March 31st | Cohort starts on April 18th


Are you interested in learning what talent professionals REALLY look for when they come across your resume? Are you wondering about conflicting tips and job search recommendations?

Join us in Nashville on Monday, April 3rd at 5:30pm CT for an opportunity to gain insight and advice from talent professionals and network with local education recruiters.


Support Incoming Corps Members: Due April 30th

We would like to support our incoming corps members in finding housing for the upcoming summer and year.

Please complete this form to share any knowledge that you have about housing in your area. This information will be shared with incoming corps members as they try to find housing, roommates, and etc.


Diverse Learners Cooperative Teacher Leader Fellowship application open until March 20th! Engaging in a year-long fellowship program, Teacher Leaders develop both technical and leadership skills to enact change for the diverse learners they serve. Click here to learn more & register.

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) Opportunities


Single-Series Virtual Workshops for All Members:

  1. Organizing 101: Wed, Mar 15 RSVP

  2. HERstory in Leadership: Tue, Mar 21 RSVP

Multi-Series Events for Members of Color:

  1. People of Color Emerging Policy and Advocacy Leaders Series: This series will be held virtually from April 11-27. Learn more and register by Mar 29

  2. Political Leadership Program: This program will be held in Chicago, May 5-7. Learn more and apply by March 24

Click here for a document that outlines 4 upcoming professional development sessions around the following topics: 1. Adult Culture 2. Adaptive Strategy 3. Transforming the Teacher Role 3. Lesson Planning for the Whole Child


Johns Hopkins University School of Education: MSEd Info Session: Tuesday, March 14th - 6:30pm - 7:30pm CST Click here to learn more & 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)


Teach For America Nashville-Chattanooga, along with our partners at Lipscomb University, and Relay Nashville are ranked as the top 3 educator preparation programs for filling high-demand endorsement areas (hardest to staff subjects) in the state of Tennessee, respectively. Our region’s rank as the number 1 program in fulfilling high-demand endorsement areas is nearly two times greater than the state average at 57%. Additionally, we rank in the top 5 out of 43 EPPs in the state for student growth. The report affirms that Teach For America continues to have some of the most racially and ethnically diverse teachers in the state.

Click here to read more about this year’s results. You may also access the complete data here.


PENCIL's Emerging Leaders Board

Are you passionate about PreK-12 public education? Reach out to hear more about PENCIL’s Emerging Leaders Board! They are actively recruiting young professionals from diverse backgrounds that represent the demographic makeup of the students in Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Contact Mike Rossi (mrossi@pencil615.org), PENCIL Partnership Manager, to get involved!



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