Alumni

Join a Thriving Community

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Continue Your Leadership Journey

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  • Professional Development
  • School Leadership
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Career Support & Development
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Professional Development

We are committed to supporting your individual and collective leadership throughout your lifetime. In Chicago-Northwest Indiana, we offer several professional development programs each year, designed to help you connect with others and with high-impact opportunities to continue to grow and learn. Explore professional development opportunities

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School Leadership

In Chicago-Northwest Indiana, we have an expansive community of principals, assistant principals and deans. If you’re interested in pursuing a path to school leadership, we offer various informational sessions throughout the year to help you decide which program is the right fit. If you’re currently a school leader, we also host workshops to help you deepen your impact. Explore school leadership opportunities.

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Teacher Leadership

Teaching is a profound act of leadership. We have over 1,000 teachers in our region, and are committed to their continual growth and development as educators. Find more information on how we support our teachers and join the Alumni Teacher Facebook group

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Career Support & Development

If you’re new to the region or looking to make a career change, we’re here to help. Visit our job board for current openings at schools or mission-aligned organizations, and review our support guide for resources and job search tips. If you are employer, learn more about sharing opportunities at your organization with alumni.

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Meet Our Alumni

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Chicago–Northwest Indiana 2013
Co-Founder & CEO pilotED Schools
Jacob Allen (Chicago–Northwest Indiana '13) is the Co-Founder and CEO of pilotED schools, which aims to prepare students to become leaders with a strong sense of self, agency, and enduring academic competitiveness.​ He shares what drew him to TFA and how TFA alums continue the success of our collective work for students everywhere.
Chicago–Northwest Indiana 2008
Jesse Ilhardt (Chicago-Northwest Indiana '08) is the co-founder an early education non-profit, VOCEL (Viewing Our Children as Emerging Leaders). She shares why she jumped at the chance to join TFA and teach preschoolers so close to her hometown.
Chicago–Northwest Indiana 2008
Jonathan Chaparro (Chicago-Northwest Indiana '08) is the Founding Chicago Site Director at Braven. He shares how growing up in the south-side of Chicago with the strong support of family and teachers shaped his life trajectory.
Chicago–Northwest Indiana 2011
Joe Holberg (Chicago-Northwest Indiana '11) is the founder & CEO of Holberg Financial, a financial-education-technology (fin-ed-tech) startup. He reflects on how his background and TFA experience fueled his passion for a quality education for all children.

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Meet Our Team

Get to know the Alumni Affairs team and find contact info.