Triad’s first group of Teach for America teachers plan to stay in the classroom


GREENSBORO — Most of the teachers who have worked in local classrooms under a partnership between Guilford County Schools and Teach for America plan to return this fall even though their two-year program commitment is over.

The first cohort of that partnership included 23 teachers, known as corps members. More than half of them, about 60 percent, plan to continue teaching in local schools, said Nafeesha Irby, the executive director of the Piedmont Triad chapter of Teach for America. About 74 percent of the group plans to continue teaching, with some choosing to go elsewhere in North Carolina or to another state, she said.

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