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Here is a quick highlight of three great events coming in the next few weeks. We hope to see you there <<First Name>>!

Policy & Pints - ED Talk Wednesday, 11/20 - 6:30 p.m.
Join the Alumni Board for Policy & Pints next Wednesday at South Kitchen and Spirits at 6:30 p.m! Teach For America Executive Director, Lakeisha Palmer will be leading a happy-hour discussion about TFA’s role in shaping local, regional, and state policy. Drink specials will be available for purchase!  Click here to RSVP.  Reach out to Policy & Pints chair Michael Ham with questions or ideas. 

Bridge Walk and Coffee Talk - Saturday, 11/23 - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
What better way to start off a Fall weekend in Duval than with coffee at Chamblin’s plus a brisk loop around the iconic Acosta and Main Street Bridges? Alumni, current CMs, friends, family, kids, and dogs are ALL welcome! We’ll begin and end at Chamblin’s Uptown, 215 N Laura St. Carve out some time for personal wellness while building community with one another! Email the Alumni Board Wellness Chair, Jaime Ditman with any questions and RSVPs.

Alumni Town Hall- Saturday, 12/7 - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Our second alumni town hall will be at Keiser University (coffee and pastries will be provided). Join us for part one of a two part data series, where we will spend time learning more about what our alumni think of the health and impact of our network. We’ll analyze this information to use as food for thought as we begin collecting drafting our priorities for alumni work, development and support in Jacksonville.

  1. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP Here!
  2. Share your thoughts about our alumni network via the Alumni Network Strategy Questionnaire.
  3. Use these links to learn more about this alumni townhall series, or get a recap of our Alumni Vision for the year (slide 2 is the recap, and the deck provide further detail, if interested).

SAVE THE DATE - School-Based Strategies Symposium 12/7 - 1:00 p.m.
Want to learn more about the great strategies TFA alumni and corps members utilize in their classroom or share some great strategies you have honed at your school?  TFA is hosting a school-based strategies symposium designed to help share out best practices and resources on the topics of:

  • Adding a Mid-Year Boost by Engaging with Families and Parents
  • Strategies to Increase Engagement and Fun into the Classroom
  • Meaningful and Engaging Centers
  • Strong Start to the Second Semester
Open call for presenters! We are currently looking for presenters to host a booth and facilitate small group conversations. Here is a guide for presentations and a template to submit an idea. Please complete and submit your presenters guide template to Tracy Spewak by 11/24. Alumni teachers, district teachers, coaches and school leaders (and others!) are also welcome to attend as learners. This is a great way to gain new ideas and re-energized for the new year! 

Additional Sessions will be available on: 
1) Making an inspirational piece of art for your classroom or office (1:20 - 2:05)
2) The Stages of Childhood Development (2:10 - 3:25)
3) Tailoring Your Resume

Office Hours with Keisha
Join Lakeisha for optional office hours from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. to share your experience, thoughts, regional perspective and/or to ask questions. Sign up by 12/1 if you are interested.
View the full schedule of the day here
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