TFA Acceptance: Secondary School Math, Bay Area

Dear Nalin,I am pleased to extend you an offer to join the Teach For America 2012 corps! Your acceptance into Teach For America reflects your outstanding accomplishments, leadership potential, and commitment to expanding educational opportunity for children in low-income communities. In order to secure your place in the 2012 corps, you must complete the confirmation forms on the Applicant Center on or before Monday, January 30 at 6 p.m. ET.

Changing children’s life trajectories by effecting meaningful gains in their academic achievement is an incredibly challenging pursuit. You have demonstrated great potential to excel as a classroom leader who will work in partnership with families, schools, and communities to offer your students the educational opportunities they deserve, and we are excited to welcome you to this effort. More than 28,000 Teach For America corps members and alumni are using their unique talents, skills, and perspectives to help transform education for children in low-income communities and address the factors that contribute to educational inequity, and we hope that you will join us in this important work.

On the Applicant Center, you can view a special welcome video from our Chief Executive Officer and Founder Wendy Kopp, as well as access information that will help you make an informed decision about this significant commitment, including:

  • Regional and grade/subject assignment: In determining your assignment, we made the best possible match between your regional, grade-level, and subject-area preferences, the projected needs of the school districts with which we work, and the requirements necessary to teach in those districts. Since we carefully consider each applicant’s qualifications and preferences when determining his or her assignment, we rarely reassign an applicant to a new region.
  • Information about your region: Over the next few days, staff members from your region will be welcoming you to the 2012 corps. In addition, you can access important resources on the Applicant Center that will provide: details about living and teaching in your region; information about the summer institute; and the phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses for corps members and alumni who would be happy to answer any questions you have.

If we can be of any assistance, please contact us at Congratulations again, and welcome to Teach For America!


Sean Waldheim
Vice President, Admission


We are pleased to invite you to join the 2012 Teach For America corps and are excited to assign you to teachmathematics (grades 6-12) in Bay Area, with option to join 2012 charter corps in Sacramento. In order to reserve or decline your place in the corps, you must complete our accept or decline forms by January 30 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

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