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School Partners: The biggest impact happens together

Meaningful change toward creating quality education opportunities that benefit students, their families and communities starts by supporting leaders who believe in the potential of all children.
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Supporting school leadership with systems change leaders

Our focus is supporting school leadership in improving academic excellence and equity in communities across our nation. Our passionate, rigorously trained, systems change leaders work alongside school partners and their staff to advance the academic and personal growth of students in the classroom, and beyond. You can see facts about who we are and what we do when you download this overview about us.

Our support model

As a leadership development program, we seek out those who possess the perspectives and qualifications necessary to become great teachers – and foster their skills to become lifelong leaders for educational excellence and equity.

Teacher Corps

Participants in our teaching program commit to teach at least two years in a region where we work. For over three decades our corps members have been placed with the best interests of each region, district, school, and community in mind – a practice that continues today. 

Many corps members decide to continue their time in the classroom beyond their two-year commitment – often staying within their placement district or region. Others pursue education-focused careers or leadership positions, continuing to work for the betterment of future generations within their communities.

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Ignite Fellowship

Our national tutoring program, Ignite, builds on our experience in school partnerships by recruiting and developing leaders who join classrooms virtually to accelerate and foster student learning, belonging, and growth through small group tutoring sessions.

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Alumni Network

Our diverse network of alumni leaders are passionate about advancing and advocating educational equity in the United States. Their work underpins efforts to ensure opportunities for every learner by illuminating new paths in education, and strengthening, rebuilding, and reimagining schools in disadvantaged and low-income communities.

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Fostering collective impact

To further the commitment of our corps members, Ignite fellows, and alumni – and to support the needs of our school partners – TFA provides timely, actionable, and meaningful support through a comprehensive set of professional development tools and resources. 

By supplementing development programs already provided at our partner schools, we can ensure every one of our diverse leaders has access to an individualized support system designed to meet the unique needs of school leadership, the student body, their families, and the community. These resources include:

Want to learn more?

Get in touch with a director in your region and see what a partnership with TFA can spark for your school district.
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