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Stepping Into the Classroom as a Teacher

New Teach For America corps member Alexander Rosado Torres (Greater Philadelphia ’19) shares about the life-changing work he’s entering into and what he hopes to gain during his time in the corps.

By The TFA Editorial Team

November 6, 2019

Aspirations of an Incoming Teach For America Corps Member

Incoming Teach For America corps member Alexander talks about his commitment to life-changing work as an educator and advocate.

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‘Life-changing Work’

My dream has always been to be a classroom teacher. I'm excited to step into that role and learn all that I can.

I really hope to just gain better insight as to how I can help and how I can advocate for all students. I want to make sure that I'm doing really life-changing work. I'm committed to education long term. 

I just want to make sure that all my students have people who can advocate for them, who can help them achieve their fullest potential because the potential exists, it's just making sure that they have the resources to reach that potential. I really want to make sure that I'm doing what I can—learning all that I can to make sure that I can reach that level for them. Then long-term hopefully just learn what I can do outside of the classroom in terms of education advocacy and support.