4 Ways to Support Alumni Teachers!

14 Nov

Nominate a Teacher for the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching

Alumni teachers are on the front lines of this work. Since 2012, Teach For America has presented this annual award to up to 10 outstanding alumni teachers in recognition for their leadership, classroom practice, and their unwavering belief in the potential for all children to succeed. These teachers are transforming the lives of their students and exemplify the core values of our organization. We have stellar teachers in Austin – nominate one of them today!


Grading Night

Across Austin teachers are burning the midnight oil to grade and track papers in time for report cards and assessment windows. Dedicate a night (or more) to helping teachers grade and track student work, so they don’t have to miss out on sleep during this very busy time.

If you are a teacher looking for grading help or an alum that wants to help teachers, sign up using this spreadsheet for a “night” (5:30-7:30) between 12/1 and 12/12. Once you have a signed up for a night, volunteers will be meeting teachers at their school site to get their grading on.

Adopt a Classroom

One of the TFA Austin Alumni Association priorities for the year is supporting alums that are still in the classroom. The “Adopt a Classroom” initiative links up alumni teachers with alumni volunteers, based on location, interests and time commitment. Fill out this survey – Alumni TeachersAlumni Volunteers - to express your interest in regularly volunteering in a classroom or your interest in having an alum come volunteer in your classroom.

Holiday Party Supply Drive

Teacher, are there supplies you need for your classroom? If so, add them to this list. If you would like to purchase supplies for a teacher you can sign up for a particular item here! If you requested supplies around our Back to School Kick Off event, but did not receive them, please add them again to this list.  The Alumni Board will try to match every teacher up with an alumni donor.


Tech and Entrepreneur Reception

14 Nov

Tech Invite

Apply to join the Austin ISD Boundary Advisory Committee

13 Nov


Austin ISD’s Boundary Advisory Committee advises staff on issues relating to under/over enrollment at schools and shifting boundaries.  The BAC seeks to have representation from people living in every feeder pattern.  Right now following feeder patterns have either no or unequal representation.






The BAC seeks to be as diverse as the student population in the district, but is currently falling short of that goal. If you are interested in representing your community in this way or just want to know more, please contact admin@tfaaustinalumni.org

Help Perez Elementary build their animal farmyard on Nov. 22!

13 Nov


Help Perez Elementary build their animal farmyard. We’re having a volunteer day on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 9am – 1pm. We are laying out some pavers around the fence line to keep the animals inside. We’re also laying out pavers to create a foundation for our new shed where we will be storing all the feed and other supplies. Lastly, we’ll be digging out some garden beds to move them outside of the farm.

The school is L.Cpl. Nicholas S. Perez Elementary at 7500 S. Pleasant Valley Road, in SE Austin, TX. 78744, just south of William Cannon.


Austin Under 40 Awards – Nominate your favorite educator today!

13 Nov

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Part-Time Running Coach for 3rd-8th graders; Rogue Running

13 Nov


The Rogue team is looking for a coach for the Cross Country Team Rogue Prep, a 3rd-8th grade running team for students that want to get into cross country for high school.

Contact Lenora Goessling for more information!


Teaching, Assistant Principal Positions; KIPP Austin

13 Nov


KIPP Austin is now hiring! In 2015, we’ll be adding another 800 students, and we are now hiring several teachers and leaders to join our staff team. Check out our job postings for High School Teacher, Middle School Teacher, Elementary School Assistant Principal, and Middle School Assistant Principal, among others available for 2015-16! Additionally, we have a few immediate openings that we are hiring for on a rolling basis. Reach out to recruitment@kippaustin.org any time with questions or check out one of our latest videos to learn more about the KIPP Austin network.