Teach First

Alumni Changemaker: Ndidi Okezie

Teach First Ambassador (alumna) Ndidi Okezie’s leadership trajectory took her from a trainee English teacher to assistant principal over the course of ten years at two London schools. As a teacher, Ndidi witnessed firsthand the power of transformational school leadership and was compelled to find a path to ensuring as many students as possible were receiving a truly excellent education.

Teach For All Launches Alumni Communities of Practice

In March, 23 alumni of 10 Teach For All partner organizations gathered in Pune, India, to reflect on the current state of teaching and teacher development in their contexts and explore ideas and pathways to improvement. The event, which focused on building relationships between alumni who are currently developing or supporting teachers, officially launched one of Teach For All’s first Communities of Practice (the others will explore school leadership and education policy).

2015 William Drenttel Award Winners Announced

In partnership with The Winterhouse Institute, we are excited to announce the winners of the inaugural William Drenttel Award for Excellence in Design. The Drenttel Award was created to honor the legacy of William Drenttel (1953-2013), a guiding force in the in the field of design and a great friend to Teach For All. Bill led the design for many of America's most prominent institutions, including leading magazines, museums, corporations, nonprofits, and universities.

A Focus on Student Vision and Leadership

In November, representatives of more than 20 network partners gathered in Mumbai, India to delve deeply into the question of how fostering leadership and empowerment among students can enhance learning and lead to improved outcomes and expanded opportunities. The event brought together CEOs, staff, alumni, participants, and students from across the Teach For All network, representing a wide range of experiences, both culturally and professionally.