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Featured Courageous Leader: Sierra Phelps

An elementary school teacher in Detroit shares why she teaches, and why she prioritizes relationship-building with her students. 

Teach For America Detroit 30 Days of Courageous Leaders

October 1, 2020

Educators go beyond the traditional role of a teacher by investing in the community, fostering strong bonds with students and families, and working with peers and colleagues to ensure all schools have equitable opportunities.

Since 2010, Teach For America Detroit educators have been among these courageous leaders, and we want to honor them by highlighting their leadership. In the video below, courageous leader and Brewer Academy teacher, Sierra Phelps ('19), shares why she became a classroom leader in Detroit. 

Watch more videos from an array of courageous leaders, become familiar with why they do this work, and what inspires them, all while working through unprecedented challenges, on our Courageous Leaders page

Sierra Phelps