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Great Org to work for

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director
Current Employee - Director

I have been working at Teach for America full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Mission driven organization committed to education

Cons

Work life balance is a downer

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Excellent Opportunity for Personal Development

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Durant, MS
    Current Employee - Teacher in Durant, MS

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    TFA gives teachers the opportunity to seize responsibility quickly in a high-need environment. This gives members the opportunity to develop as a professional (even if their goal is not teaching) and as an individual, while driving progress in their classroom.

    Cons

    Be ready to work until you're completely exhausted, with sometime little oversight, training, or feedback. Self-motivation is a key to success. Easy to lose sight of original reason for getting involved after perpetual beat-down of the day-to-day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be helpful to have more consolidated and higher quality materials provided by TFA, such as curriculum resources.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Desperate or Desire?

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Perfect problem-solving and communication skills
    insight on Education in urban America
    Networking
    become leader in community

    Cons

    Lack of support - the emotional aspect is very hard to deal with
    Being assigned where you aren't qualified
    Will feel that you're always behind
    Will feel that only success stories get more support or attention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit less corp members and focus on building close to one-on-one relationships in classrooms

    Better if incoming corp member shadows a teacher first before entering and teaching a class. Not all corp members are successful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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