News

Read the latest news and stories from the Teach For America Appalachia community.

Students & Communities
September 18, 2017
Read on below to learn about the 2017 Teach For America corps members nationally, as well as those in the Appalachia region.
Louisville Courier-Journal
July 27, 2017
Alumni
July 12, 2017
How two Spanish teachers in the Appalachia region of Kentucky launched a global service organization to help their students see the world.
Education & Issues
May 9, 2017
Teach For America - Appalachia ED, Josh Sparks, reflects on a memorable teacher and lesson during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Students & Communities
May 2, 2017
Chelsea Bentley (Appalachia '15) discusses her path to teaching and commitment to student growth
Inside TFA
By The TFA Editorial Team
April 11, 2017
After her recent visit to TFA–Appalachia, our CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard shared with Autumn Halberstadt (Appalachia '16) why she's hopeful for the future of rural regions.
Education & Issues
March 28, 2017
In the state of Kentucky, Senate Bill 117, signed by Governor Matt Bevin after a sweeping majority House vote and a unanimous Senate vote, makes Teach For America a permanent alternative certification pathway for educators in the state.
Students & Communities
March 23, 2017
Alexandra Nau (Appalachia '15) recaps the value of the Appalachia New Teacher Conference
One Day
By Susan Brenna
February 21, 2017
Now that city-dwelling Americans are tuning in to places like Harlan County, educators, students and entrepreneurs would like to set a few things straight.
Students & Communities
February 10, 2017
Emaleigh Hall (Appalachia '16) talks about teaching 8th grade science near her hometown
Alumni
December 15, 2016
Nicholas Hall (Appalachia '12) talks about his personal journey from classroom teacher to officer in the North Carolina National Guard.
Students & Communities
December 8, 2016
Arely Muñoz (Appalachia ‘15) talks about why she joined the corps and the thrill of demolishing barriers that her students face.
Education & Issues
November 25, 2016
In this series, Teach For America - Appalachia ED, Josh Sparks shares his reflections on leadership in education.
Education & Issues
May 13, 2016
Teach For America—Appalachia is thrilled to begin partnering with McDowell County in West Virginia as part of our broader efforts to recruit and develop diverse and talented leaders committed to ending educational inequity.