Stories

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

 

 

Education & Issues
February 17, 2017
In part two of our Black History Month series, we spotlight a local leader in education and reflect on her impact on the Mississippi Delta.
Inside TFA
February 14, 2017
In part one of our Black History Month series, we talk to first-year corps member Davon Tillett about how teaching has lined up with his expectations and what it's like to teach structural racism to students of color.
Alumni
January 30, 2017
Mississippi is famous for its writers. So perhaps it's no surprise that some of our alumni have been inspired by their time here. In our second interview with an alumni author, we talk to Copperman about his recently published first book, Teacher.
Alumni
December 20, 2016
How do you keep leaders involved? Here's what's worked for us...
Alumni
December 19, 2016
The annual list from Southern Living Magazine honors leaders and innovators changing the South.
Alumni
December 6, 2016
Beth Lewis (Mississippi ’10) was tempted to move back to Mississippi—but didn’t want to be far from family. So she brought a whole crew down South.
Alumni
November 28, 2016
Cody Shumaker (Mississippi ’08), Cleveland School District Administrator of the Year, shares his insights on leadership
One Day
October 21, 2016
A four-part look at how educators are making every space safe for students, with close-ups on Orlando, New York, and an evolution within Teach For America.
One Day
October 21, 2016
How do you go from teaching ESL in the Bronx to being the defense and foreign policy advisor to Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.)? Sophia Lalani shows us her path.
Inside TFA
October 12, 2016
When Brittaney Boyd (Mississippi '16) visited her old schools, she knew right away: she had to come home to teach
Alumni
October 12, 2016
Poet Joe Wilkins ('02) says his time in Mississippi showed him the great diversity of beauty in the world
One Day
September 23, 2016
Jason Morgan Ward’s new book uncovers connections between racial violence and efforts to end poverty during the civil rights era
Inside TFA
September 16, 2016
This fall, one in five of our new teachers are Mississippi natives. Meet two who have come home to Yazoo City.
Students & Communities
September 16, 2016
This fall, we visited the Sunflower River Gospel and Blues Festival in Clarksdale to hear how our partners support student brilliance. Turns out there are all kinds of ways to shine light on the brilliance in our state!
Alumni
September 6, 2016
The first cohort of the Teach For America Graduate Fellowship at Delta State University has launched with an immersive week of training. Here are key lessons the fellows gleaned.
One Day
June 8, 2016
Teaching is hard. Fawning over these photos is easy. We're not ashamed.
One Day
March 4, 2016
Whatever characteristics combine to produce mighty teachers—persistence, belief, long-term commitment to a goal—that formula seems to produce another kind of professional as well: entrepreneurs.
One Day
February 23, 2016
Honorary, earned, chosen, and biological: The Teach For America community contains all kinds of families.