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Teaching in the City That Raised Me

by The TFA Editorial Team

December 17, 2019


First-Day Feelings

by The TFA Editorial Team

August 20, 2019


This Is the Classroom I Want to Create

by The TFA Editorial Team

August 15, 2019

Life as an Alum

Build Your Tech Skills and Networks

by Susan Brenna

February 27, 2019

Alum Story

#AlumniVoices: Reflections On Philly's Move To Local Control

by The TFA Editorial Team

February 14, 2018


Michelle Strausman

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Stanford University

Greater Philadelphia, '11

Now in her dream job in the admissions office for a top university, Michelle Strausman realized that a career in education was the perfect fit after joining Teach For America.


Kalisha Dessources


National Collaborative of Young Women's Initiatives

Greater Philadelphia, '12

As a policy advisor to President Obama’s White House Council on Women and Girls, Kalisha focused on advancing equity for girls of color. She credits her time as a middle school teacher for preparing her for such a high-profile role.


Rebecca Purtell

Pediatric Hospitalist

Primary Children’s Hospital/University of Utah

Greater Philadelphia, '03

Rebecca Purtell's experience as a TFA corps member prepared her for her role as a pediatric hospitalist at Primary Children’s Hospital, including her main responsibility of caring for acutely ill children.

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