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October 2020 Alumni Blast


Join us as corps members, alumni teachers, school, and systems leaders—learn together in our What We’re Learning About Distance Learning series.




Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

This year marks not only the 75th observance of NDEAM but also the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ACA). Both milestones are being commemorated with a range of events and activities centered on the theme "Increasing Access and Opportunity." More information here.

Teaching Tolerance Lesson: Understanding Disabilities

Netflix Documentary: Crip Camp


Intersectional LGBTQ+ History Month

October is LGBTQ+ History Month. These resources from Teaching Tolerance will help you and your students as you celebrate the diverse identities, experiences, and histories of LGBTQ activists - and the continuing fight for LGBTQ equality.

What We're Learning About Distance Learning

Webinar and workshop themes: 

  1. How Might We Design For Hybrid Blocks Theme: Basic of Teaching and Learning Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Time: 7 pm - 8 pm EST.

  2. High-Quality Remote Instruction with Transcend Education Theme: Basic of Teaching and Learning Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Time: 12 pm EST.

  3. How Might We Design Synchronous and Asynchronous Discussions? Theme: Basic of Teaching and Learning Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020 Time: 7 pm - 8 pm EST.

Check out the full list here.


Cognizant Computer Science (CS) School Leader Cohort 2021-2022

Through this program, TFA alumni in principal or assistant principal roles can apply to receive knowledge, support, and resources (including $10,000 in funding for their proposal) to implement their vision for CS learning in their school community starting next school year. Applications are open through Sunday, November 15.


Staying Safe In Schools

A medical panel to share best practices around keeping yourself safe for in-person learning. Register here.


Date & Time:

Thursday, October 22, 2020

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT.

TFA Nashville-Chattanooga Job Board


Find our most recent Nashville and Chattanooga job openings. Talent Matching Questionnaire


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


Find employers throughout the world looking to hire TFA alumni here. Hire Alumni


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.

Teach For All

Registration for the first-ever virtual Teach For All Global Conference taking place from October 20-22 is now open. You are invited to join in the three-day event, which will be an opportunity for us to come together to ground ourselves in the inequities we're working to address and consider possibilities for a brighter future.


Tennessee Charter School Center

The Tennessee Charter School Center needs your help recognizing the outstanding efforts and achievements of charter leaders, innovators and advocates who have made significant strides in elevating public education standards this year. Please submit your nominations by 5 PM, Wednesday, October 21st here.


Community Conversations: Collaborating for Equity & Justice

Join Tequila Johnson (The Equity Alliance) and Junious Williams (Collective Impact Forum) to hear how your collaborative initiative can integrate equity and justice as a core element of your work. More information here.


Date & Time:

Thursday, October 22, 2020

11:00 AM CDT.


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