Teach For America California Capital Valley

Regional Updates

TFA-CCV Is Now An Alumni Innovation Region

Since 2012, the California Capitol Valley has taken new teachers and supported them as they entered the classroom. This year, 2022, we have made a strategic shift to no longer accept new teachers and support our Alumni leaders in the CCV. We believe deeply that educational equity and anti-racism matter and are the levers for change. With this, we are investing into our communities, kids, and families, in a less traditional way.

What this means for our work this year: we are supporting alumni in the CCV at gaining access to new opportunities in and outside of education, we are creating meaningful gatherings of educators to come together and reimagine school, we are being creative in what it means to support alumni. Do you have an idea? Reach out to us, we got you!

Our priorities will include:

  • Understand what TFA Alumni in the CCV want and how we can support them in that
  • Placing highly qualified alumni in roles that fit their strengths
  • Offer equity focused fellowships, opportunities, and resource to our alumni
  • Identifying when restoration is needed to enhance our relationships with alumni, schools, and communities
  • Being an asset to the communities of the Central Valley by working to clear barriers
  • Decentering ourselves and elevating our communities who we believe have everything they need to thrive

With this shift, we want to ensure our relationships with our communities are strengthened. So if you have an idea, need some helping hands, require a sponsor for an event, want coaching around DEI/identify work/anti-racist & anti-bias education, let us know!

New Staff Updates

Angelina Molina is our new Senior Managing Director (SMD) of Leadership Development. Angelina is coming to us in the CCV with over a decade of experience in education. She stepped into education as a 2012 Corps Member in Oklahoma City. Throughout her career Angelina has served in various capacities in education. She has held roles from Teacher, to Instructional Coach, to Policy Analyst for the Oakland City Council President. Still, what Angelina has found most rewarding has always been developing leaders in service of students and communities. During her most recent tenure as the Senior Managing Director of Teaching and Learning she led foundational work for a network of schools across the Bay Area

Ryan Almazan is our new Director of Alumni Engagement. He is taking his experience growing up in Sac, teaching as a 2015 CCV corps member, and raising a family in Sacramento to his work here in the central valley. His aim is to leverage his relationships with the folx he has met as well as make new connections with amazing people doing amazing work in this city, so that the CCV is seen as a community asset. He’ll be supporting CCV educators in a multitude of ways that continues to center the wellbeing of kids, families, and communities. Ryan will continue to push his work in the CCV towards practices of anti-racism and a place where diversity, equity, and inclusion is the foundation of everything we do.

Maura Capps is our new Director of Network Learning. She is working at collecting and using data to help the CCV reach its goals. She is building out systems for us to optimize how we intentionally work with alumni in ways that are grounded in principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Maura brings extensive knowledge in coaching, leadership development. She is our expert on all things CTC,credentialing, and supporting alumni in their career pathways.

Jonathan Yang is our new Director of Communications. He is charged with the development and execution of our external affairs strategy. From creating strategic partnerships, discovering new donors, to stewarding our students’ stories, Jonathan acts as the bridge between our regional work and the local community.

Scott Richards is our Execute Director. He is working towards ensuring the CCV’s direction and vision is supported by teachers and community members. Scott is supporting his team in the CCV to make the transition of the region be one that has a lasting and profound impact on making education more equitable for our kids. Scott will continue to partner with local organizations and people to actualize the vision that one day, all kids will have access to an amazing education and remove barriers that have traditionally marginalized BIPOC communities.

Alumni Offerings

TFA Alumni Hub Is Now Live

Teach For America alumni now have their own dedicated online hub! You now have even more opportunities to network with other leaders, explore resources, and find new ways to grow your career. Check out the Alumni Hub here.

Receive up to $600 in DonorsChoose Gift Cards

You can receive up to $600 in DonorsChoose Gift Cards by participating in BUILD’s Professional Development training on BUILD’s Design Challenge–a ready-to-go, project-based learning curriculum for middle and high school students. Learn more here.

LinkedIn Opportunities For TFA Alumni

Want to connect with other TFA alumni on LinkedIn? Join the official national LinkedIn Group exclusively for TFA alumni here.

Join Omar Garriott for a “Secrets of LinkedIn Webinar” to learn how to leverage LinkedIn to accelerate your career. Register here.

Job Opportunities​

California Montessori Project: Middle School Teacher | Upper-Elementary Teacher | Art Teacher | Math Coaching Positions | Assistant Principal  
View all openings here

FuelEd: People Manager | Content Marketing Manager | Community Manager
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Amplify: Instructional Coach, Literacy (Contractor) | Instructional Coach, Literacy (Bilingual Contractor) | Sales Associate -California (Contractor)
View all openings here

Free Things

Free coaching through LEE (Leadership for Educational Equity): You must sign up for a free LEE account to register: career coaching | 90 Day success coaching | Executive coaching | LEE Job board | LEEders for Hire Workplace Community | National Fundamentals of Organizing and Civic Engagement | Find Local Office Opportunities

PowerHour5 Learning Series: Dates for virtual sessions are October 18, October 25, November 3, and November 9 from 11am-1pm HT/2-4pm PT/3-5pm MT/4-6pm CT/5-7pm ET. Register by October 12 here.

Free curricular resource from Positive Physics: Get access to engaging Physics and Chemistry curriculum for students on any level. Learn more here 

Community Events

School Leaders of Color Conference: ​​​​​​February 3-4, 2023 at Los Angeles, CA. Registration coming soon. Be on the look out!

Land Acknowledgements and Native Sovereignty: Come hear from guest speaker Dr. Elizabeth Rule. The event will take place on October 19 at 1:00 PM EST. Register here.