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Join a community of passionate leaders who are creating opportunities for kids in St. Louis.

Since 2002, Teach For America has recruited nearly 1,000 teachers to St. Louis and today a network of 600+ alumni dedicated to ending educational inequity are living and leading in the region. Our alumni
network includes:


School Leaders


Teachers and School-Based Staff


School District Leaders and Staff


Elected and Appointed Officials

Today, 84% of TFA alumni work in roles that directly impact education or low-income communities in St. Louis. Because of their experience as corps members (CMs), alumni no longer working in education are able to act on the conviction and insight they gain from teaching to affect fundamental changes needed in a variety of areas like law, policy, healthcare and business, further ensuring that all children are able to grow and lead in equitable communities.

“Without Teach For America St. Louis, as well as the community and opportunities it has provided me, I wouldn’t be making the impact I am today. I have fallen in love with our city, our kids, our families and our community, and St. Louis will forever be my home.”

St. Louis Alum


Spotlight: Sierra Crayton (St. Louis '09)

Sierra Crayton is all about cultivating community. From her roots as a standout school athlete, to her role as an educator with over 15 years of experience, to her recent appointment at Ritenour Middle School as Assistant Principal starting in the 2023-2024 school year, Sierra remains committed to amplifying student voices and improving their learning outcomes in St. Louis.

Sierra first heard about Teach For America in 2009, when she served as a middle school English language arts teacher and instructional coach in the Riverview Gardens School District. There, she worked closely with TFA St. Louis corps members to build classroom management skills. Years later, after working as a district data specialist at Cahokia School District in Illinois and teaching middle school English in Texas, Sierra returned to St. Louis as an Academic Interventionist at Ritenour High School where she and her team recently created and developed the Student Success Program, a specialized program that seeks to improve high school students’ academic success and empower their social and emotional well-being. Read more about Sierra’s story here

Alt text: St. Louis community members gather at an event.