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Teach For America operations team members Heidi Barrs (left) from Athens, Ga. and Amy Guan from San Francisco, Calif. stack supplies in Ward Hall in preparation for the 2012 Teach For America Delta Institute. Over 1,000 corps members and staff are set to arrive on the Delta State campus on Sunday, June 10.
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors and career interests who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. These corps members work in school districts challenged by poverty, geography or other issues. Their training to teach begins at summer institutes.