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Wonderful organization

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director, Strategy in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Director, Strategy in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Teach for America full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Mission-driven, smart and motivated people

Cons

Low salary but there are decent benefits

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

  1. Corps member disillusioned with TFA's capability to solve educational inequity.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of upward mobility in non-teaching positions, highly educated and motivated colleagues.

    Cons

    The organization fundamentally works against the teaching profession by pressuring the best teachers to leave the classroom and work in their office; the organization takes new, barely minted teachers and asked them to be the authority on teaching for even newer and more clueless teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all staff have taught, make sure all people who serve as advisors to teachers have more than just two years of teaching experience


  2. Great alternative pathway into teaching K-12

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - High School Teacher (Science) in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - High School Teacher (Science) in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Strong community building within the corps, gives a great support group; very helpful later on for career networking, either within or outside of a teaching career * Streamlines the paperwork and training process for getting an emergency credential and for working your way toward a more permanent credential * Instills a positive, data-driven, no-excuses approach to teaching that you will likely carry on throughout your career (in education or elsewhere)

    Cons

    * Work/life balance difficult to manage, particularly during training and the first few months (or year) of teaching. This is not necessarily caused by TFA but more due to the stresses of teaching, although their initial training in the summer is incredibly intensive. * TFA-led training on classroom management and working with English Learners (ELs) was not very helpful; most of what I learned that worked came from the district-led trainings and on-the-job.

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen your trainings/workshops on curriculum-building (especially for ELs and classes built for specific levels of English proficiency) and classroom management techniques


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