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TFA Alumni

Hundreds of reform leaders trace their education reform roots to Teach For America.  That’s why we are investing $49 million over the next five years in this organization that produces alumni who are involved in efforts to empower all parents to choose quality schools for their children. Some former corps members who are helping transform public education include:

  • Cami Anderson (Los Angeles ’93) – Superintendent of Newark Public Schools
  • Chris Barbic (Houston ’92) – Superintendent of the Tennessee Achievement School District
  • Mike Feinberg (Houston ’92) co-founder of KIPP
  • Jo Ann Gama (Rio Grande Valley ’98) – co-founder of IDEA Public Schools
  • Kaya Henderson (New York ’02) – Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools
  • Kevin Huffman (Houston ‘92) – Tennessee Commissioner of Education
  • Colorado Sen. Mike Johnston – author of state’s teacher-quality legislation
  • David Levin (Houston ’92) – co-founder of KIPP
  • Brian Osborne (New York ’91) - Superintendent, South Orange/Maplewood, New Jersey Public School District 
  • Michelle Rhee – founder of The New Teacher Project, former chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, founder of StudentsFirst
  • Joseph Sawyer (Houston ‘91) – Superintendent of Shrewsbury School District (Massachusetts)
  • Tom Torkelson (Rio Grande Valley ’97) – co-founder of IDEA Public Schools
  • Sarah Usdin (South Louisiana ’92) – founder of New Schools for New Orleans
  • John White (Newark ‘99) – Superintendent of New Orleans Recovery School District