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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.

Teach For America in the News

Opinion: The culture wars have come to the classroom. Now what?
November 3, 2022

Lessons from TFA’s Virtual Tutoring Program in Battling Learning Loss
August 2, 2022

The Power of Being a Teacher
Latino Leaders
January 18, 2022

Roundtable: Is Digital Equity Attainable in K–12 Education? | EdTech Magazine
Technology Solutions That Drive Education
December 22, 2021

Behind Oprah's $1 Million Donation to Teach For America
Oprah Daily
December 16, 2021

Teachers need our help in tough times like these, so let’s give it to them
The Hechinger Report     
September 29, 2021

Shifting Philanthropic Power
Stanford Social Innovation Review       
August 12, 2021

How the Pandemic Prompted Teachers to Give Students More Flexibility, Choice (in Charts)
Education Week
May 10, 2021 

Our financial literacy gap is a systemic problem: Let's treat it that way
K12 Dive         
May 5, 2021

How Has the Covid-19 Pandemic Impacted Education?
Making America - Let's Keep Talking    
May 1, 2021

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