February 26, 2018
During Black History Month, NBC Universal's Black Employee Network recognized local educators making their mark in the LA region. Erin Whalen, a TFA Miami-Dade '12 Alum and former corps member at North Miami Middle School is highlighted for his work as Assistant Principal and Founder of Da Vinci RISE High School.
Check out this quote from Whalen about the impact TFA has had on his life and leadership. Click the links below to read Whalen's NBC Universal feature and earlier video feature from USA Today and the XQ Super School Project.
"I gained my footing in this fight for educational equity during my time at North Miami Middle. Working alongside students, community members and TFA staff and leadership provided me with the mentors and peers I needed to thrive in this work. Thank you Teach For America — Miami-Dade and Los Angeles for supplying me with the training and support I needed to continue my work in my own stomping grounds of LA and to emerge in this fight for equity and justice as a member of our family at DaVinci RISE High School.
Read the NBC Universal article here.
Click here to watch Da Vinci RISE High featured by USA Today and XQ Super School Project in March 2017.