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Life at Teach Plus

Our Culture

At Teach Plus, we are driven by our mission.  We love what we do and we work hard to make a difference for teachers and students.  We are smart, passionate, and engaged with one another.  We are thought partners, collaborators, and constant learners.
Our values are a driving force behind everything we do.

Joy

We are here because we believe there is joy in the challenge of improving schools that serve low-income students.

We find joy in our achievements and by caring for self, each other, and the work.

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Rahshundra Scott-Covington, Texas Instructional Practice Manager

"Conveying and creating joy in my daily interactions is a priority. Educators are constantly thinking of ways to impact students' lives, and providing others in our community with feelings of happiness helps to achieve that goal!"

Solutions-Orientation

Transformational change is possible.

To achieve it, we rigorously define need, boldly assess opportunity, and apply creativity, tenacity, and resourcefulness. 

Alex Bybee, Nevada State Director

Alex Bybee, Nevada State Director

"Although change may sometimes feel impossible, it rarely is. At Teach Plus, we don't just say solutions—we act it. We hold each other accountable and remind each other to pivot from a binary frame to a creative mindset. And we do it with a rigorous belief that 'no' cannot be an answer when it comes to the education of our children.”

Leadership

We strive to empower teachers to be leaders on behalf of their students.

This means we must lead individually and as an organization with personal accountability, professional will, and courage.

Josh Kaufmann, Executive Director, Teach Plus Illinois:

"Leadership is about choosing and fostering a great team, setting a good example, and striving to guide the work in good times and bad.  I try to model hard work, integrity, and grit every day—and to motivate and channel my team and our teachers' energy even though the outcome is sometimes uncertain."  

Integrity in Practice

We are education professionals who work outside schools.

As such, we earn the right to say we are serving students by acting with urgency, integrity, and intentionality.

Hope Morales

Hope Morales, State Policy Director, New Mexico

"Integrity is in our work every step of the way. It is especially important to maintain as we take on new roles in education outside our classrooms and make decisions that can impact students and teachers across our states."

Collaboration

At Teach Plus, we are a team.

United by a shared mission, we weave individual strengths, passions and perspectives together to elevate our work.

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Jaime Dusinberre, National Instructional Leadership Coach

“I collaborate with the entire organization as we think creatively about the work that Teach Plus teachers do in and outside their schools. We leverage our collective expertise to design meaningful programming that allows teachers to lead while remaining in their classrooms where they are needed most."