Big things are happening in education in Dallas-Fort Worth. A community-wide effort is building to improve the present reality for students attending public school. By relentlessly pursuing what is best for kids, our corps members and alumni are working with local partners to blaze a trail for lasting change for all students in the Metroplex.
Only 14 percent of graduates leave the Dallas Independent School District prepared for success in college as measured by state standards.
Corps members here have adopted the rallying cry, "progress & persistence for students.” We’re committed to working together and focusing on student achievement for our kids.
About Dallas-Fort Worth
Alexandra Hales joined Teach For America in 2007 as a South Louisiana Region corps member. While there, she taught first grade and was named District Teacher of the Year in East Feliciana Parish. Alexandra has been a part of the TFA – Dallas – Fort Worth team since its charter year in 2009 when she was instrumental in opening the region and led all Teacher Development for the DFW corps. In 2012, Alexandra was named Executive Director of TFA – DFW. During her tenure as ED, the region has grown dramatically, consistently delivered strong teacher training leading to significant student academic growth, and now impacts more than 35,000 low income students across the Metroplex. Alexandra earned her BA from Lake Forest College where she studied history and politics and graduated with honors.