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SPS Members Teach For America
Read about the experiences of these SPS members who are now teaching across the country

Teach For America

SPS is pleased to present the experiences of several members who are involved in the Teach for America (TFA) program. Teach For America is the national corps of top recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.

Colleen Gillespie

Colleen Gillespie
Physics Teacher
Oakland, CA

"Want to make a difference in the education system? Think you can teach physics better than your high school teacher? Apply for Teach For America!"
Read Colleen's story here...

Diane Crenshaw

Diane Crenshaw
Physics Teacher
Miami, FL

"My favorite SPS activities were our outreach projects, and that definitely contributed to my decision to join Teach for America"
Read Diane's interview here...

Zachary Simmons

Zachary Simmons
9th Grade Physical Science & Physics Teacher
Todd County High School, Mission, SD
"Since I've been in Teach For America, it has really impressed me how much of an impact you can make."
Read Zachary's interview here...

Bridge Mellichamp

Bridge Mellichamp
Physics, Algebra I, & Calculus Teacher
Carver School of Health Sciences & Research, Atlanta, GA
"What I like the most about teaching is the energy my students give me"
Read Bridge's interview here...

Adrian Larbi-Cherif

Adrian Larbi-Cherif
"What I have liked most about teaching is the "Eureka!" moment, i.e. when you realize that the pupil understands a concept."
Read Adrian's interview here...

Teach For America teachers (corps members) go above and beyond to help their students achieve dramatic academic gains. TFA alumni are a growing force of leaders with the insight and added commitment to effect the systemic changes required to put children in low-income communities on a level playing field with children from more affluent areas.

Teach For America is building the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation’s most promising future leaders in the effort. Our vision is that one day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

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