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Hi <<First Name>>!  It was wonderful to see so many alumni during TFA Week! We have been stretching our networking skills bringing great partner organizations to the Opportunities Fair and hope to have you join us. Jump to: Upcoming Events, Now Hiring, Alumni Resources, and Network Spotlights
Upcoming Events

Teach For America Opportunities Fair 2020 - Alumni Registration Now Open!
This event hosts a vendor showcase with over 30 local and national organizations, as well as six great sessions for leaders of all levels. Opportunities abound for networking, personal branding, and education resources. 
Check out the website to learn more about the sessions offered and partner organizations featured in the showcase. Questions? Reach out to alumni Emma Kosanda or Amanda Cagan.

Alumni Town Hall 3 - February 29th, 10:30 am -12:30 pm
Work alongside fellow alumni to examine the current impact of alumni school leaders and teachers in Jacksonville. 

Save the Date - IDEA Public Schools Happy Hour on February 28th
IDEA Public School will be opening in Jacksonville and is currently recruiting for their Principal in Residence Program they will be hosting a happy hour on Friday, February 28th in Southside. Sign up to receive an invitation with more details. You can learn more about IDEA here, check out the Principal in Residence program here, and apply here

Jacksonville Teaching Excellence Award - Nominations Now Open
This year the Jacksonville region will be presenting an award for Teaching Excellence to local alumni at the annual I Still Teach For America Dinner in May, and we are currently looking for nominations. This award will be based on the Sue Lehmann national application to set participants up to compete for the $5,000 national prize. The application is open to all TFA alumni and corps members, and group applications are accepted. Competitive applicants will be able to demonstrate a high level of student achievement and how they have used their leadership to influence policies and practices to improve students lives. Check out the video above to hear about last year's national winner. Many educators have shared that this multi-part reflective process was key in helping them develop. Staff members are here to help you improve and submit your application! Applications will open at the end of February. Review the application here
Do you know of an excellent teacher? Nominate them today
Now Hiring

Applications Open for Miami Institute - Email Intent to Apply by February 7th 
The following positions are currently hiring for summer 2020:

  • Content Specialist - Elementary Math & ELA
  • Corps Member Advisor - Elementary & Secondary, Math and ELA
  • Operations Director
  • Content Specialist 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness (DEI) Facilitator
If you are interested in applying, follow these important directions by 2/7. Applications and role descriptions are available on the TFA websiteLearn about the key qualifications for each role. Email Michele Mitchell with questions. 

Coaching Position with KIPP - Apply Today!
KIPP Jacksonville seeks a Manager of the Baker Teaching Fellowship for the 2020-21 school year. The fellowship provides focused development, support, and structure- specifically around creating a positive classroom culture to individuals launching a career in urban public education K-6.The Manager of the Baker Teaching Fellowship would manage all fellows across all schools and serve as their coach.  Learn more here and contact Lauren Chauncey with questions.  

Urban Leaders Policy Fellowship - Applications Open
The Urban Leaders Fellowship is a full time, 7-week paid summer fellowship for early- to mid-career professionals. With a focus on policy and practice, fellows work on policy projects with an elected official and partner organizations in 10 cities across the country. Application Deadlines: February 1, 2020 | March 21, 2020. Learn more and apply

Create an Alumni Account
Over 500 classroom and school leader jobs are posted on TFA Connect BETA! Now is the time when employers are hiring alumni interested in school-based roles across the country. This is a great way to connect with alumni across the country and like-minded employers. Get directions for how to create an account here. For support contact Amanda or attend the LinkedIn session at the Opps Fair!
Alumni Resources
Computer Science Fellowships Open!
Interested in computer science? Apply for the Exploring Computer Science or the Cognizant AP Computer Science Principles Fellowship! These are free and high-quality fellowships that set you up to teach CS within a year and they come with training stipends. Learn more and apply by 2/28!

Free Platform for K-6 Educators Boddle Learning helps catch up K-6 students who are behind in math by identifying and addressing gaps in foundational skills, and challenging students who are ahead by providing the right level of rigor to accelerate learning. Free to TFA teachers. Use "TFA" in the "School" field.

3M Fellowship for Science Educators 3M is providing up to $1,500 for secondary science teachers to attend one professional development opportunity of their choosing during the spring/summer of 2020. Participants may be responsible for some expenses associated with travel and/or lodging. Share this opportunity with science corps members and alumni in years 3-5 in the classroom. Learn more and apply to be a 3M Fellow by 1/31.

College Scholarships for Students Share this large list of scholarships with your students, many of which are designed for students with economic need. 

Using your Americorps Award  Thinking of using your Segal Education Award to pay for a student loan or education expenses? You can check out the webpage here. As a reminder, you need to use the education award within 7 years of receiving it. Make sure you get the money you earned during your service!

TFA Swag For Sale Looking to update your TFA swag? Check out our first “Power Up Jax” themed shirts! Our regional Power Up campaign will take place over the coming years and is focused on reenergizing, reimagining, and reinventing a new future of possibilities for students. Our first shirts for sale feature “reenergize”. Order yours while supplies last! Email Jamie Luedtke with questions.
Network Spotlights
Alumni Board Spotlight - Kim Jacobs
Hi, I am Kim (Zwerner) Jacobs a 2012 Jax Alum! Since teaching math at Ribault High School, I received my MBA from UF and have been working at the Home Depot for 3 years. I moved back to Jax Beach a year ago with my pup, Hazel, and married fellow corps member, Mark Jacobs in March 2019. I am excited to serve on theAalumni Board and connect current corps members with all of the possibilities Jacksonville has to offer.
Staff Highlight - Matt Minnick 
In case you missed it, 2007 Atlanta Alum Matt Minnick is our new Head of Development for the Jacksonville region. Motivated and informed by his experience in the classroom, Matt earned his Juris Doctor degree at the FSU College of Law, with a specific focus on policy and advocacy. He then spent eight years working in education policy, the final five on staff at Teach For America where he led the statewide government affairs and public policy work in Florida. He currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife Chrissy and goldendoodle/office mate Teddy. He is a Florida State and Green Bay Packer fanatic and would appreciate any restaurant and brewery recommendations in the Jacksonville area. In his spare time you can find Matt writing and hosting a podcast on FSU college basketball at

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