Teach For America alumni and corps members answer the question: What did you find most surprising about being a teacher?
“I was surprised that I was so resilient.”Josephine PiñedaLos Angeles Corps Member 2012
“That the systemic issues are absolutely everywhere.”Yesenia CastroNew York Corps Member 2007
“We are all here to help the students meet the potential that they have and that's a beautiful thing.”Marissa KartubLos Angeles Corps Member 2018
“That from one day to the next, one day could be a really bad day for one of my students and the next day, they just have a totally different mindset.”Daniel GallegosLos Angeles Corps Member 2018
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