One of our amazing RAs, Sara Frazier, has just been selected for Teach for America! Teach for America (TFA) is a program that recruits recent college graduates and young professionals to teach K-12 classrooms in low-income communities across America. Teach for America’s main mission is to achieve educational equity and excellence for all students. TFA strives to obtain this goal by sending their teachers to school districts with the most need for change. In a two year commitment, teachers then help bridge the gap in educational outcomes of students from every sector of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, and sexual orientation.
Here’s what she had to say: “I wanted to join Teach For America because I have always been interested in teaching and was looking for something meaningful to accomplish during my time off in between undergrad and graduate school. I hope to not only provide the children I teach with the tools necessary for academic success but to also demonstrate that they can accomplish anything that they set their minds to.”
Congratulations, Sara! We’re so happy and excited for you!