Teach for America Day 2: Unexpected Adventures in the Phoenix Sun

My TFA Experience

Sacaton Red-on-Buff decorates the pottery of the Hohokam people Sacaton Red-on-Buff decorates the pottery of the Hohokam people


Day two with TFA and AZ is sizzling. 102 degrees and rising. But I love the sun and we just got back from the Pueblo Grande Museum. We got to look at some clay artifacts. Ceramics has a very special place in my heart so I’m still giddy from looking at Hohokam art.

After exploring the museum, we also got the opportunity to hear from three wonderful speakers about ethnic and cultural diversity in Arizona and immigration. As future teachers and leaders, we are encouraged to educate ourselves on the subject and offer students a platform to tell their stories as well as open ears to listen and learn from them. One of my fellow corps members commented that issues with social class and inequity transcend race. Often times we are all working and hoping for the same change. Communities…

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Teach for America Day 1: Meet the Family

My TFA Experience

This is my lovely family or small group for the 2014 TFA Induction/Institute. As part of a much larger group and an even larger movement, we are Teach for America Phoenix Corps 2014. During the next few weeks we will be learning what it means to be a part of TFA Phoenix and part of the restoration of our American education system. Yesterday induction kicked off with a pizza dinner at our fearless leader Meagan’s house. I hope that as a TFA family we can provide support for each other as we navigate through our TFA experience. Our journey ahead holds many challenges but I am confident that we are all willing and able to face the giants. Stay tuned and welcome to Phoenix!

20140528-053111-19871751.jpg My name is Daisy by the way, and these mountain rock my socks off!

Wicker basket Deja Vu: Settled into my dorm-room at ASU

I must remember to never take this landscape for granted I must remember to…

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