Welcome to Teach For America Chicago-Northwest Indiana


Finding Peace in the Classroom

After a difficult few years, corps member Benjellica Jones Smyre (Chicago-Northwest Indiana, '16) left the classroom. She writes about how developing her emotional intelligence helped her find balance, and return as a stronger teacher.

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How One Alum Brings Culturally Responsive Teaching Into Her Classroom

As the recipient of the first annual Frances and Elliot Lehman Alumni Teacher Award, Ashley McCall (Chicago-Northwest Indiana, '12) set a high bar. Learn about her journey as an educator, and what culturally responsive teaching means in her classroom.

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