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About Our CEO

Elisa Villanueva Beard (Phoenix '98) is the CEO of Teach For America. Under her leadership, the organization impacts hundreds of thousands of students each year in some 2,000 schools. Her journey with TFA started in Phoenix, where she taught first and second grade bilingual education as a 1998 corps member. Read more.

News and Announcements

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Teach For America and the Jump$tart Coalition Expand Financial Literacy for Teachers with Support from Charles Schwab

May 01, 2024

Teach For America’s Ignite Fellowship Featured in 2024 FutureEd Report Highlighting Promising High-Dosage Tutoring Programs

February 26, 2024

Teach For America Chief Executive Officer Elisa Villanueva Beard Announces She Will Step Down as CEO in 2025

January 29, 2024

Evaluation Shows Students of TFA-Affiliated Teachers As Likely or More Likely to Pass Texas STAAR Assessment Than Students of Comparable Non-TFA-Affiliated Teachers

January 22, 2024

Arizona DACA Dreamers Named Annual Peter Jennings Award Winner

November 9, 2023

Teach For America Announces Colleges And Universities Contributing Most Graduates to its Newest Teaching Corps

October 25, 2023

Nine Out of Ten Principals Agree That Teach For America Corps Members Have a Positive Impact on Students

September 26, 2023

The Transformation of Teach For America

January 23, 2023

Teach For All and Alcoa Foundation Launch Partnership to Improve the Quality of Education for All Children

January 11, 2023

Cognizant and Teach For America Announce Winners of Annual Innovation in Computer Science Education Awards

December, 05, 2022

Teach For America Receives $25 Million Investment from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

November 14, 2022

Teach For America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard Calls for Concerted Effort to Address the Challenges Behind NAEP Data

October 24, 2022

Teach For America and the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation Partner to Address the Social-Emotional Needs of Students and Teachers

December 16, 2021

The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® Program and Teach For America Partner to Provide Unique Professional Development Opportunity For Black Educators

October 13, 2021

Ninety-Four Percent of Principals Agree That Teach For America Corps Members Have a Positive Impact On Students

August 30, 2021

Teach For America Responds to Texas Federal Court Ruling on DACA

July 19, 2021

Teach For America Launches Black Educators Promise Initiative with Inaugural Cohort of Over 850 Educators

November 10, 2020

What the Election Can Mean for Our Students: A Message From Teach For America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard

November 9, 2020

Teach For America Names New Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness

October 9, 2020

Teach For America Stands With DACA Community

July 28, 2020

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