About Washington

Washington is home to one of the highest concentrations of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs in the nation. Sadly, our current education system is not serving all students in ways that will prepare them to take on these positions, or to succeed in college and career.

Teach For America – Washington believes that we can and must do better on behalf of our students, particularly students of color and those growing up in low income communities. We work hand in hand with community organizations, educational leaders and families to ensure that all children in Washington not only receive an excellent education, but will also have the opportunity to attend college and become the teachers and leaders our communities need so that we live in a just and equitable society.

Since our launch in 2011, TFA-Washington has made a meaningful impact on a classroom, school, district, community and broader sector level, thanks to our diverse corps and our 750 alumni. Currently, our corps members and alumni include over 200 classroom teachers, 18 school leaders, 8 district level staffers, 3 district level leaders, 11 policy and advocacy leaders and 14 local and state government staff, working in partnership with others to impact over 60,000 students across the state.

 

2011

Year Partnership Established

730

Alumni in the Region

About Us

Executive Director
Anthony Byrd entered the education sector as a Teach For America corps member in 1993, and his experience as a bilingual sixth grade teacher in a low-income school in Pasadena, Calif., prompted him to pursue advanced degrees in education policy and education administration at Stanford University
50

Corps Size this Year

29

Schools With Corps Members