Read the latest news and stories from the Teach For America Mississippi region.
Inside TFA Students & Communities
March 16, 2017
We’re so proud of the work our corps members do every day to illuminate the brilliance of our kids. We’re even more proud when they are recognized for that work. Here we talk to three of our second-years who have been recognized as Teachers of the Year in their respective schools.
March 10, 2017
Second year corps member Kelly Kirby shares how participating in a summer youth leadership program changed the way she teaches.
Education & Issues Students & Communities
February 26, 2017
How do we bring the depth and richness of African American history alive for our students? Our corps members and partner organizations have a few ideas! In part three of our Black History Month series, we spotlight three student-driven projects that celebrate the past, present, and future of black lives in America.
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.
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.
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.
December 20, 2016
How do you keep leaders involved? Here's what's worked for us...
December 19, 2016
The annual list from Southern Living Magazine honors leaders and innovators changing the South.
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.
November 28, 2016
Cody Shumaker (Mississippi ’08), Cleveland School District Administrator of the Year, shares his insights on leadership
November 1, 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.
October 25, 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!
October 25, 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.
October 18, 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.
October 13, 2016
This fall, one in five of our new teachers are Mississippi natives. Meet two who have come home to Yazoo City.
October 12, 2016
Poet Joe Wilkins ('02) says his time in Mississippi showed him the great diversity of beauty in the world
October 12, 2016
When Brittaney Boyd (Mississippi '16) visited her old schools, she knew right away: she had to come home to teach
September 27, 2016
Jason Morgan Ward’s new book uncovers connections between racial violence and efforts to end poverty during the civil rights era
June 8, 2016
Teaching is hard. Fawning over these photos is easy. We're not ashamed.