Stories

Read the latest news and stories from the Teach For America Mississippi region.

 

 

One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
June 11, 2018
From a nun who uses Snapchat to connect with believers to a lawyer who fights for Muslims’ constitutional rights, these alums put faith at the center of all they do.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
June 11, 2018
When Adnan met Christina, two people with their eyes on the stars turned their focus to one another.
One Day
June 11, 2018
A project to build up book collections for LGBTQ youth inspired these suggestions for your own reading list (and your classroom).
Alumni
May 18, 2018
Learn more about the celebration of our culminating Mississippi corps, with moments and quotes from our 2016 Alumni Induction.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
May 17, 2018
Camps for Navajo youth, art classes for distressed undocumented families, and sex education via phones. Meet the finalists for Teach For America's 2018 Social Innovation Awards.
Inside TFA
May 15, 2018
Guest blogger and rising alumna Samantha Macy returns to share more about her end-of-year strategies, and how fellow teachers can help keep themselves and their students present!
Inside TFA
May 11, 2018
This week, we celebrated our corps and alumni educators with community celebrations, care packages, and a campaign to share the impact of their daily dedication to Mississippi's students. Learn more about 5 Teach For America teacher-leaders who are empowering students, engaging with their placement communities, and committing to life-long leadership.
Alumni
April 20, 2018
On Saturday, April 14th, in Oxford, MS, together with representatives of Public Impact, Inc., a research and policy firm focused education, the Principal Impact Fellows gathered to talk about how to bring Beyoncé to their schools – that is, Beyoncé educators.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
March 30, 2018
Five alums in local government tell all about their cities (and one tiny town).
Alumni
March 16, 2018
Teach For America and Delta State University have joined forces in order to reimagine what is possible for Mississippi by cultivating next generation changemakers and social entrepreneurs. Learn more about Kandace Stevenson, a founding fellow, and her journey to Teach For America and beyond. Profile by Kathryn McGaw York.
One Day
March 14, 2018
Apply to be part of a fellowship that prepares school leaders for the places that most need them.
Education & Issues
March 9, 2018
Teach For America's annual School Leaders of Color Conference brings together school and school system leaders of color for community-building and exceptional professional development.
Alumni
February 23, 2018
The Mississippi Principals Impact Fellowship brings school leaders together from across the state to participate in a cohort-based support network for administrators who want to grow their schools, their skills, and increase the academic outcomes for their students. Already, the 2017-2018 cohort of fellows have undergone a series of development trainings, the most recent of which we spotlight here.
One Day
By Mary Jo Madda
February 20, 2018
Alumni experts—teachers and pros working in tech—have a few things they’d like each other to know.
Inside TFA
February 2, 2018
Our Alumni Reunion Weekend and 25th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration will celebrate Teach For America's work towards expanding opportunity in Mississippi
Alumni
December 8, 2017
Earlier this month, the TFA Graduate Fellows program hosted an event at Delta Meat Market in Cleveland, Mississippi, encouraging TFA Alumni to work toward expanding opportunity in Mississippi.
Alumni
November 21, 2017
When we consider the effect a two-year teacher can have on a school and its students, it is certainly significant. But for many of our corps members, their two-year commitment evolves into so much more - like Katie McGriff, a Mississippi alumna currently in her seventh year of teaching, who in her tenure has made tremendous strides in creating opportunities for her students to succeed. Here, Alumni Director Emily Hawthorne paints a portrait of this committed educator and the effect she’s had on a small Delta school.
Inside TFA
November 9, 2017
For seven years, Cleveland, Mississippi, has played host to the summer training - or Institute - of hundreds of corps members from across a number of Teach For America’s regions. And with that legacy behind it, last year Delta Institute became the first of its kind: a multi-regional Institute purposefully designed to serve Teach For America’s rural areas. Here we learn more about Delta Institutes “firsts” from Senior Managing Director of Delta Institute, Rachel Brainerd.
One Day
By Leah Fabel
October 31, 2017
Follow the paths of four teachers who left the classroom for a different kind of wild, but with the same commitment to a brighter future.
Alumni
October 27, 2017
This year, five of the eighteen Mississippi Education Policy Fellows are TFA-Mississippi alumni - and thanks to the vision and generosity of our supporters and partners, they’re doing so at nearly no cost to themselves. Here we celebrate a few of the men and women representing Teach For America in Mississippi State University’s landmark program, and ask them what this fellowship means to them.