A middle-aged man with curly black hair and a bearded chin smiling in front of a red curtain, wearing a gray sweater over a red plaid dress shirt.

Tim'm West

Job Title
Managing Director, LGBTQ Community Initiative

Tim'm West serves as the Managing Director of our LGBTQ Community Initiative.

Tim'm plays an integral role in our ever-expanding organizational effort to eliminate educational inequity through developing strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in the LGBTQ community; by building upon the tireless work already initiated by LGBTQ core members, staff, and alumni; and by providing strategic planning and oversight to recruitment efforts aligned with the overarching organizational development.

Posts by Tim'm West

Education & Issues
By Tim'm West
June 13, 2017
Tim'm T. West, who heads Teach For America's LGBTQ+ Community Initiative, shares the progress made over the past three years and the work to be done in improving outcomes for LGBTQ students.
By Tim'm West
March 9, 2017
With every passing day, making your classroom a safe place to learn for all your students is imperative. Here are some tips from our LGBTQ Initiative on how to accomplish that.
Inside TFA
By Lauren Chianese, Samantha Hoare, Saffiyah Madraswala, Tim'm West and Darryl D. Willie
June 15, 2016
Members of Teach For America’s staff came together to reflect on the recent mass shooting in Orlando and assess how the intersectionality of the tragedy impacts members across our communities.
Students & Communities
By Tim'm West
April 13, 2016
Nearly 8 out of 10 lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender students report being harassed at school. The cultivation of safe and affirming spaces for LGBTQ students is essential.