Alumni of Teach For America are a part of diverse network of leaders from all career fields, working to create opportunity in a variety of ways around the world. Meet some of our alumni, and read how their career trajectories have been shaped and transformed by their corps experience.
Director of College Success
Freedom Prep Academy
New York, '06
As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, Nibette was fully aware of the challenges her 2nd grade students faced. She remains committed to ending educational inequity as a director of college success at Freedom Prep Academy.
Wildflower New York Charter School
New York, '14
Mario Benabe always knew he wanted to teach and maximized his experience with Teach For America as a way to guide him from turning a passion into a career.
University of Utah
Devon Cantwell's time in the classroom inspired her to go back and work on earning her doctorate at University of Utah.
Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement
Teach For America alum David Castillo serves the Milwaukee community by designing culturally responsive curricula for pilot schools.
KIPP Raíces Academy
New York, '07
After Yesenia Castro graduated from Stanford and joined TFA, her experience teaching with the corps in New York would transform her trajectory and propel her into the career she holds now as principal at KIPP Raíces Academy in Los Angeles.
STEM Program Specialist
Booker T. Washington High School
Metro Atlanta, '09
As a Teach For America corps member, Chanel Cobey taught ninth grade biology at the historic Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta and says she fell in love with teaching. Today, she continues to develop relationships and inspire students to love science and math as the STEM program specialist at her school.
City School District of Albany
Just six years after completing her TFA commitment, Tia earned a role as a principal in her hometown of Albany. She knows that education is her calling, and she’s dedicated to working as hard as she can for her students.
UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Chicago-Northwest Indiana, '08
Maggie’s dual passions for education and the arts have intersected throughout her academic and career arcs. As a UCLA Ph.D. candidate, the wisdom she's gained from practical experience has become invaluable in completing her dissertation.
Dallas-Fort Worth, '09
After the corps, Jennifer saw for the first time the injustices facing others who shared her family’s legal, racial identity, and socioeconomic status. Today, Jennifer is committed to advocating for vulnerable populations as an ELL coordinator.
College Counselor and Seminar Instructor
Chicago Bulls College Prep, Noble Network of Charter Schools
Metro Atlanta, '08
After several years of pursing her Ph.D. in education policy and leadership, Alyssa is now back in a K-12 environment. She goes to work everyday with a drive to make sure all students know their voices are valuable.