October 1, 2020
We know that educators regularly exceed what is required for students’ academic success and social emotional development. They go beyond the traditional role of a teacher by investing in the community, fostering strong bonds with students and families, and working with peers and colleagues to ensure all schools have equitable opportunities. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, opportunities to further relationships with students and families have expanded to setting up virtual classrooms, producing curriculum videos, delivering fresh groceries, and more. Educators are working diligently to create virtual experiences that encourage curiosity and facilitate student achievement, while also emphasizing student and family well-being.
Since 2010, Teach For America Detroit educators have been among these courageous leaders, and we want to honor them by highlighting their leadership. In the videos below, you will hear from an array of courageous leaders, become familiar with why they do this work, and what inspires them, all while working through unprecedented challenges.
We believe few things are more important than the work our educators do. If you feel inspired by our courageous leaders, we humbly ask you to invest in our program. Your contribution will bring more educators to teach our brilliant students here in Detroit and help to sustain their critical work. The leadership, innovation, and dedication of educators is essential for our students to triumph.