Teach For America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard engaged in a conversation with Marc Sternberg, Director of K-12 Education Program at the Walton Family Foundation reflecting on Teach For America’s first 25 years, what they have learned, the shifts they’ve made, and where they are heading next.
TFA’s early success fueled incredible growth. However, that growth put stress on the organization, which impacted recruitment, alumni satisfaction, and other key indicators. They have worked hard, though not always as quickly as they now wish they had, to restructure and reshape the organization so the next chapter has a renewed ability to focus on building the next generation of teachers and leaders.
Marc recently wrote more about his experience as a TFA corps member available here.