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Since 2010, Teach For America Delaware has worked to ensure students across the state have access to leaders who empower them to learn, lead, and thrive. Thousands of children have been impacted by our network of transformational leaders. Working in partnership with community and education ecosystems, legislators, and families, we are committed to making educational equity a reality for all Delaware students.
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About Us

About Us

Teach For America Delaware leverages national and local resources from our network to prepare educators to best meet the needs of Delaware’s students and communities. We are working collectively to realize the day when every child has equal opportunity to a future filled with possibility. Delaware’s landscape provides a unique experience for Teach For America alumni to engage in all aspects of education, from classroom instruction to school leadership to the development of education policy at the local and state level.

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Our Community

Our Community

In Delaware, we are focused on attracting exceptional equity-minded individuals to teach and lead while implementing new ways of creating value to our school and community partners through: (1) Teacher recruitment, training, and retention strategies, (2) STEM-focused teacher placement and leadership development, (3) equity-centered leadership development experiences, and (4) alumni impact.

Teach For America Delaware alumni work tirelessly across industries to deepen their impact for children throughout Delaware. Our state alumni network includes leaders in K-12 education systems, higher education, corporations, nonprofits, government, and social entrepreneurship.

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“My experience with Teach for America taught me so much about the work that is needed, both in and out of schools, in order for transformational change to happen in our education system. It showed me the impact that’s possible at the individual student and classroom level and its place in the larger scope of the work. That is empowering!”

Madeline Weckel

Head of School at Freire Charter School Wilmington

New York Corps Member 2013

Get Involved

Get Involved

Whether you’re from Delaware, did the corps in Delaware, or are just looking to learn more, connect with us! Follow us on social media or contact our Executive Director at for more information.

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“TFA Delaware’s commitment to culturally responsive teaching has shaped the core values of humility, flexibility, and respect which ground my classroom space. Through our group TFA Delaware seminars, we’re constantly encouraged to think about our blind spots, our backgrounds, and the way that we connect with our students. This has actively supported my practices as an anti-racist educator.”

Alex Teerlinck

Delaware Corps Member 2021

Support Our Work

Support our efforts to connect Teach For America alums to opportunities to expand their impact in Delaware.
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Local Leadership

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Tamara Smith

Greater Philadelphia '03

Executive Director

TFA Delaware

Tamara is honored to serve as the Executive Director of Teach For America-Delaware. She has dedicated her career to ensuring educational equity for all students and has pursued this mission in various capacities. After graduating from Spelman College, Tamara joined Teach For America as a 2003 Philadelphia corps member, teaching ELA in the School District of Philadelphia.