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Nashville-Chattanooga May 2023 Alumni Blast

Alumni Team Update

Dear Alumni,

There is so much to say about the incredible people I've met over the last 8 years, that I couldn’t imagine where to start. I've had the honor of working with extraordinary thinkers committed to the vision of equity and the purpose of justice, who pursue a world that we can imagine but have not yet seen. I've been energized connecting people across Nashville and Chattanooga with this vision through storytelling, learning, and action in my roles with this organization.

I had the chance to meet with many of you, and some of you may only know me as the name in your inbox, but I'm writing to share that my role with Teach For America will come to a close at the end of this month.

Over the years, we have worked together to navigate more change than we could have ever imagined. We built relationships, learned together virtually, and we stood together at times when we were not sure how we'd continue to stand. I met many of you who had already spent decades in this work and even interviewed a few of you as you started your journey - just beginning to wonder how you could connect your path with your purpose.

I continue to be inspired by the strength, ingenuity, and passion of those of you who have chosen to invest your time and talents to educational equity, and I'd like to thank you for being a part of the TFA Network, and for allowing me to be a part of it for this time. Best wishes to all of you, and feel free to stay connected with me on LinkedIn.

In solidarity, Rachel Tompkins

The Collective Community Building Event

All alumni and corps members who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color are invited to join us in Nashville for an alumni-led community building event on Thursday, May 25th at 5:30.

Chattanooga Mentoring Opportunity

Do you both live in Chattanooga and have interest in mentoring a Chattanooga corps member next school year? Click here to learn more & submit interest.

Once we gauge interest from all alumni, we will decide how to best move forward!

Alumni Book Club

A small group of alumni are exploring the possibility of starting a book club on the topic of leadership.

We are wondering if you'd like to join us?!

Teacher Appreciation Week Deals & Discounts

Happy teacher appreciation week!

Click here for a list of deals and discounts! Some apply to all alumni & corps members, others apply to current teachers.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

Click here for a document with teaching resources specific to Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month!

Spring Into Learning 2023: Workshop Series

TFA is excited to offer Relay Graduate School's four most popular teacher workshops throughout the month of May for FREE to K-12 educators. Register for free today with the code “TFAIDAHO” at checkout. Register for 1 or all 4 workshops. Click here to learn more & register!

TN Educators of Color Fellowship

The TN Educators of Color Fellowship is a year-long experience designed to inform and empower local professionals. The Fellowship provides new skills, networking opportunities, growth experiences, and community with other teachers of color.

Educator's Cooperative: Cohort 9

Apply to join the latest cohort of teachers through Educators' Cooperative for a week-long workshop in June where they will practice collaboration protocols, lesson analysis, and much more. Click here to learn more & apply!

Leadership, Culture, & Community: AANHPI Heritage Month

Join LEE on Tuesday, May 23 at 6-7:30pm ET to hear from members in the AANHPI community making an impact on educational equity and a community discussion on what AANHPI leaders are facing today.

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.

TN 3rd & 4th Grade Retention Law: What's Next? Webinar hosted by Ed Trust TN

Join The Education Trust – Tennessee to review the latest updates on 3rd and 4th-grade retention. Click here to learn more & register!

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