We are committed to working towards one of the greatest Civil Rights issues of our day: educational equity.
Firmly believing in the power of increased educational opportunity, four Black Belt community members sat down at Mustang Oil, a diner in rural Alabama, and decided to work to bring Teach For America to the state of Alabama. Despite many obstacles, they secured everything necessary to guarantee 30 teachers a place to work in Alabama’s Black Belt beginning in 2010. Since then, the Alabama region has rapidly expanded across the Black Belt and in some of our largest urban areas.
Our alumni base in Alabama is rapidly growing, with nearly 200 alumni living and working in Alabama, taking on major policy roles, becoming principals, and bringing AP classes, ACT prep, and college-level work to their schools. While we are far from finished in our fight for educational excellence in Alabama, we have maintained the grassroots spirit that first brought us here, and we are committed to working towards one of the greatest Civil Rights issues of our day, educational equity.
Alumni in Region
Regional Advisory Board
Chairman & CEO of BE&K, Inc.
Vice President, Global Marketing at ADTRAN Inc.
Executive Director, Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation
Senior Vice President/Compliance Executive, Community Affairs and Contributions, Regions Bank
Vice President, Governmental and Community Relations, Vulcan Materials Company
Director, Business Development and Marketing, Bridgeworth Financial, LLC
John Heard III
Superintendent, Perry County Schools
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Alabama Power
Neil Lamb, Ph.D.
Vice President of Educational Outrech, HudsonAlpha, Huntsville, AL