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Teach For America recruits, develops, and supports exceptional and diverse leaders who transform education and expand opportunities for children, beginning in the classroom. With regional hubs in Jacksonville, Central Florida, and Miami-Dade, hundreds of our corps members and alumni are working to improve the quality of teaching and education in high-need communities across the state of Florida.

Since 2008, Teach For America Jacksonville educators have impacted over 1 million students across Duval County alone. As “One Florida,” the full TFA Florida team is committed to growing impact with students across Central Florida and cultivating community partnerships in cities like Orlando and Tampa to accelerate impact. 

 

Our Leaders

Meet Our Corps Members

Alex Dorego

Alex Dorego

Jacksonville and Central Florida '20

6th Grade Science Teacher

Alex joined Teach For America from Rhode Island, where he attended Providence College. “My students inspire my work. Once you get to know them, as time goes on, you realize that they are more than just your students. You really have to be there for them for many different reasons. You will have good days and bad days, but once you leave the day knowing you gave it all for them is a good feeling.”

LaTrenna Mosley

LaTrernna Mosley

Jacksonville and Central Florida '19

7th Grade English Language Arts Teacher

LaTrenna joined Teach For America after attending the University of Florida. “Being able to help my students grow not only in my content area and data, but in their confidence, inspires and drives my work. I strive to help my students realize that they’re abilities far exceed the low expectations they sometimes have for themselves.”

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Corps Members Stats

53%

Received Pell Grants

47%

Identify as People of Color

25%

List Florida as their Hometown State

37%

First in their family to attend college

Alumni Leadership Stats

1500

Alumni in Florida

52%

Alumni working in K12 schools across Florida

62

Alumni School Leaders

73

2020-2021 Teachers of the Year Winners

Alumni Leadership

Transforming education requires a broad and diverse coalition of people united around shared values and purpose, and our focus is on leveraging networks to pursue and achieve systems-level change. We do this by developing, supporting, and tracking the degree to which our alumni are making purposeful change in the area; engaging with and initiating programs or policies locally; and connecting with each other, our community, and our network to achieve maximum impact.

Alumni Spotlights

Kate Fulginiti

Kate Fulginitti

Jacksonville and Central Florida '10

Principal of Pinedale Elementary

2020 Florida Assistant Principal of the Year

“As you get to know kids and their stories, you have no choice but to love and to challenge them to believe in their potential and position them to be as successful as possible”

Rachael Tutwiler Fortune

Rachael Tutwiler Fortune

Jacksonville and Central Florida '08

CEO

Jacksonville Public Education Fund

“Bridging the divide between the education systems and businesses to prepare the next generation for the next wave of careers, ensuring curriculum and instructional practices are inclusive of the knowledge and skillsets students will need to be successful. Closing the opportunity gap by strengthening talent in and around our public schools, notably ensuring we support great teachers and leaders are the most pressing issues for our community.”

Cameron Frazier

Cameron Frazier

Jacksonville and Central Florida '12

Principal and Founder of Becoming Collegiate Academy

“Throughout my educational career, I have been privileged to work alongside the vast network of TFA alum—inside and  outside the school system—to create opportunities across the country. This network of leaders, have and will continue to serve as a source of inspiration in continuing the pursuit of educational equity for all.”

 

Jared Billings

Jared Billings

Executive Director of City Year Orlando

Jacksonville '07

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