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Hi <<First Name>>! Here at the TFA office we are hard at work gearing up for back to school and planning for the fall. Corps members are on their way back from Miami Institute and begin Orientation next week. We know alumni are also in action throughout the city getting ready for the new school year as teachers, administrators, supporters and parents. This time of year offers many opportunities to both serve and be served by the TFA network, so please get involved. As always, please reach out if you have comments or questions! 

Alumni Survey Contest - Winner Announced! 
Congratulations to Lauren Randazzo for being the winning recipient of the Sip in Style Swag bag! Over 48 of you completed the survey and we have already begun using this valuable information to plan for the year. It's not too late to have your voice included. You can still Take the Survey Now!

Temporary Development Associate Position with TFA Jax 
The TFA Jacksonville team is seeking to hire a temporary associate to support the work of the development team from September through January. If you are organized, a quick learner, comfortable engaging with donors, and passionate about supporting TFA Jacksonville’s efforts to increase our revenue, then this role might be for you. The position will require approx. 30 hours per week, roughly 15-20 of which must be spent in the TFA Jacksonville office. Prior fundraising experience is highly preferred, but not required. To read more about the position, click here.
 
If you are interested in this role, or even just intrigued and want to find out more, please reach out to Matt Minnick.

Help Welcome CMs Back for Orientation
CM Orientation begins this coming week and we encourage you to stop by during check in at 4:00-4:30 pm, or dinner at 7:30 to welcome CMs to our region and introduce yourself. Check out the dates and locations below:

  • Monday, July 29 @TFA Office
  • Tuesday, July 30 @TFA Office
  • Wednesday, July 31 @TFA Office
  • Monday, August 5 @TFA Office
  • Tuesday, August 6 @Andrew Jackson High School
  • Wednesday, August 7 @Andrew Jackson High School
April 10th - Open Printing at the Office
Need to make some copies before the first day of school? The TFA office is open the weeks leading up to school for you to use. Don’t forget to bring your own paper. We are also requesting alumni support during the office printing hours. Volunteers will make sure the door stays open for CMs and alumni to access the office, manage the copy sign up list, and support with copy instructions and tech issues. They also will have the opportunity to chat with CMs, ease anxieties about the first day, and continue to pump them up :). If you are available to help support our CMs, please sign up – the more, the merrier!! Families are definitely welcome. Thank you in advance for your support!!
Volunteer to Support the First Day of School
Are you now outside of the classroom and missing the school setting? The first day of school is August 12th and our school love to have extra hands volunteer for a few hours to help students and families find their classrooms and to cheer on students. If you would like to serve our students fill out this interest form
Teacher Tip of the Week
Hear from Alexis Duckworth, Jax '16 alumnae as she shares her teacher tips for building parent-teacher relationships. 

Do you have a quick tip to share with corps members? Share your wisdom and elevate the teaching profession! The coaching team is looking for short videos to share on social media and through development podcasts. Not into videos? A picture and caption works too! Contact MTLD Yuri Thortnon to hear how to get involved. Want to hear more? Check out MTLD coaching website to hear their Podcasts and reflections here

2019-2020 Alumni Board - Application Window Extended
The application window has been extended based on your feedback that you want to account for other commitments once school starts. You can check out the application here. This is a great way to connect with other alumni, learn project management and leadership skills, and build experience serving on a nonprofit board.Contact sitting president Carly Norton with any questions.

Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for upcoming professional development events. 
Oct. 12 - Alumni Townhall and ACC 1*
Dec. 7 - ACC 2*
Feb. 29 - Opportunities Conference and ACC 3
May 2 - ACC 4

ACC Logistics and Operations Support
*Are you looking to add operations and logistics to your skill set and resume? TFA Jax is looking for help coordinating ACC1 and ACC2. If interested please contact Amanda Cagan to learn more. 

Article: Florida Department of Education announces bonuses for teachers in high-needs public schools
Check out this article written by TFA '09 alum Laura Alrutz at JPEF to learn more! (photo credit: JPEF featuring TFA Alum Josh Diaz, a top 5 Teacher of the Year Finalist.) 

Alumni In Action
City Year Staff and TFA Alumni Leah Palestrant ('10), Alexandria Johnson ('14), and Chris Williams ('13) lead a training for incoming City Year members at Raines High School supported by fellow alumni Erin Riebel ('17) and Laura Alrutz ('09). During the training participants simulated making difficult funding decisions as a school board and learning about systems level structures impacting students. 
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