“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And then one fine morning—”
On January 7th, I received an e-mail from Teach for America informing me that I was invited to join the 2013 Memphis Corps. Upon acceptance, I have spent the last semester talking with my future Corps Members, engaging in Onboarding curriculum with my TLC group, trying to organize my life and fathom moving my hundreds of books, and learning about & instilling TFA’s mission.
Two days ago, I was hired at a charter school to teach secondary English.
In two weeks, I will move to Memphis, TN for real to begin Institute– the first time Memphis has had its own Institute training program.
I am scared, but excited. I am empowered. I love my students already, and I have not even met them yet.
Feel free to follow me as I reflect on my life-changing journey!