ATC Alumna Discusses Power of Teacher Corps Programs

ATC fellow Freda Calloway (ATC '20) was recently featured in the newest episode of the I Am A Rural Teacher Podcast, "The Power of Teacher Corps Programs". She discusses how she came to the teaching profession, the advantages of teaching in a “really rural” place, how her experience in a Teacher Corps program was different from the typical pathway to certification, her favorite moments in the classroom, the importance of connecting with students and families.

ATC Alumna Emphasizes Need for Science of Reading

ATC fellow LeAndra Grant (ATC '20) provided powerful opening remarks about the importance of teaching the science of reading at October 11th screening of the documentary film "The Right to Read" at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock, AR. "The Right to Read" shares the stories of an NAACP activist, a teacher, and two American families who fight to provide our youngest generation with the most foundational indicator of life-long success: the ability to read.

ATC Alumna Talks Teacher Resilience Thru Mentorship

ATC fellow Nneka Love (ATC '19) was recently featured in the newest teacher profile of the I Am A Rural Teacher campaign, "Inspiring teacher resilience through mentorship". She discusses how she came to the teaching profession, her experiences with the Arkansas Teacher Corps program, the power of coaching and mentoring teachers, the importance of building relationships and a sense of belonging in a new place, and her advice for new teachers.

ATC Fellow Featured on the TODAY Show

Congratulations to 2020 Arkansas Teacher Corps fellow and 5th year Pine Bluff teacher TyKesha Cross for this inspiring feature on the TODAY Show! Not only does TyKesha share the emotional story of her journey to the classroom with TODAY correspondent Priscilla Thompson, but she's also surprised by an on-air visit from the mentor she credits with saving her life, former Dollarway HS counselor and principal Yolanda Prim.

ATC Alumna Discusses Power of Education

ATC fellow TyKesha Cross (ATC '20) was recently featured in the newest teacher profile of the I Am A Rural Teacher campaign, "Overcoming adversity through the power of education". She shares how she and her family were greatly affected by struggle and strife growing up, the mentor who helped her to graduate high school and later return to the classroom as a teacher, the atmosphere of care and compassion she creates for her students, and the importance of building bridges with parents.

ATC Alumna Featured in Book “Relate, Then Educate”

Arkansas Teacher Corps 2018 fellow Tonya Bobo is one of sixteen educators who have been featured in a recently published book, Relate, Then Educate: The Untold Stories of Teachers, by Teachers. Tonya is a long-time educator who has taught elementary education in several central Arkansas school districts and has also served as an elementary content leader for ATC, mentoring other fellows teaching elementary grade levels.