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Learn more about Teach For America's work in the Nashville-Chattanooga region.

We are growing a movement of education leaders.

Teach For America Nashville-Chattanooga, working alongside the community, has a deep and rapidly growing leadership force that is ready to take on these challenges. Teach For America corps members and alumni are among the most effective, racially diverse, and highly demanded teachers in Tennessee. We serve as a critical source of talented and committed leaders, who first serve as teachers to provide their students with the excellent educational opportunities they deserve.

Our alumni help lead change at the system-level.

Alongside their personal experience and through their experience in the classroom, our alumni gain the conviction, insight, and experience to effect the systemic changes needed to expand Nashville and Chattanoogastudents’ educational opportunities.

We’ve seeded a movement. Now we have to fuel it.

Entire schools and school systems have proven it’s possible to dramatically alter student outcomes. In many of the schools that are beating the odds, Teach For America has a sizable presence among the teaching faculty and, increasingly, the school leadership itself.

400+

Corps member & alumni teachers

89

Alumni school-based leaders

850+

Alumni in the area

90%

Alumni continuing to work in education or low-income communities

Ben Schumacher

Nashville-Chattanooga '14

Executive Director

Teach For America Nashville-Chattanooga

Ben serves as the Executive Director of Teach For America Nashville-Chattanooga. Before joining TFA's staff, he worked as a 6th grade science teacher, where he led his students to the highest percentage of “Advanced” scores on the state test of 500+ middle schools in Tennessee.

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Connect With Us

220 Athens Way, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37228

Phone: (615) 242-6263
Email: tfanashville@teachforamerica.org
Social: Facebook | Twitter
Media Inquiries: Natalie Laraque, Regional Communications Managing Director