Video: Teaira Lewis, Grown Up
Teaira Lewis, 31, is a therapist at Coldstream Elementary and Middle School in Baltimore and a counselor for previously incarcerated students and their families. She lives in York, Pa., with her two children and her husband, a basketball player for the Harlem Wizards. As a sixth grader, Lewis was in Felicity [Messner] Ross’s (Baltimore ’94) math class, as well as a mentorship group co-led by Ross and Virginia Richard (Baltimore ’93). When Ross took a job at a different school, Lewis transferred with her and joined the program. Two decades later, they’re friends.
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Leah Fabel is a Teach For America alum (Chicago '01) and has been at One Day since 2011. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, who is also an education journalist, and their two sons.