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Profiles of Leaders in the Teach For America Network

Writers and editors from TFA's national marketing team

Khadijah Abdullah

Executive Director

Teach For America Metro Atlanta

Region: Greater Baton Rouge, '06

A Birmingham, AL native and 2006 South Louisiana corps member, Khadijah joined Teach For America Metro Atlanta in 2019.

Alvin Abraham

Dean, Dougherty Family College

University of St. Thomas

Region: Houston, '02

Alvin Abraham currently serves as the founding dean of the Dougherty Family College at the University of St. Thomas which welcomed its inaugural class of students in August 2017.

Idalmi Acosta

10th Grade English Teacher

Riverside High School

Region: Indianapolis, '12

Idalmi Acosta is a 10th Grade English Teacher at Riverside High School and a 2020-21 F.R.E.E. Fellow through TFA Indy.

Jacob Adams

Founder & Executive Director

STEM to the Future

Region: New York, '13

Jacob Adams is the founder and executive director of STEM to the Future, an organization dedicated to supporting Black and brown elementary and middle school youth to create the futures they deserve.

Sabre Adams Poff

6th Grade Math Teacher

KIPP Indy College Prep

Region: Greater Chicago–Northwest Indiana, '17

Sabre Adams Poff is a 6th Grade Math Teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep and a 2020-21 F.R.E.E. Fellow through TFA Indy.

Charla Agnoletti

Region: Colorado, '09

Charla Agnoletti, M.Ed (Denver ‘09) is program director and instructor for the Public Achievement in the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. For Charla, a lifelong commitment to educational equity and social justice is rooted in her experiences as a former student and teacher in Denver Public Schools. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate (Ph.D) in Critical Studies in Education at UCDenver.


Mariana Aguilar



Region: Los Angeles, '12

Mariana’s time in the classroom strengthened her resolve and developed her skills as a leader, propelling her toward a career focused on learning and career mobility as a consultant at Deloitte.


Matthew Aiken

Litigation Associate

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Region: St. Louis, '10

As a judicial law clerk for the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Matthew Aiken dealt with major legal issues on a daily basis. Despite the weight of this responsibility, he credits his ability to embrace the challenge to his time teaching 9th grade math as a corps member.

Corps Member

Kaili Akar

Accelerate Fellowship Participant

Region: Miami-Dade, '18

Working along like-minded, passionate, and intelligent people fueled me to understand my role in leveling the education playing field. Accelerate is the intellectual summer camp you never knew existed. 

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