About Rhode Island


Since 2010, Teach For America has been working to cultivate leaders for Rhode Island. As a result, more than 150 alumni are living and working in our state—74 percent directly in education or in a field that impacts education. 

With our recruitment efforts, our region is also supporting the Rhode Island Department of Education's goal of developing a more diverse group of excellent teachers and school leaders. We know that when students can identify with their teacher’s background, they can tangibly envision their own leadership and success. 

Through continued partnership, we aim to ensure that students in Rhode Island's highest-need schools have equal access to the educational opportunities necessary to compete in and grow our state's economy and overall future.

About Us

Vice President of Prospect & Early Admit Engagement
Heather Tow-Yick is the Vice President of Prospect & Early Admit Engagement at Teach For America. Before taking this role in January 2016, she launched the Teach For America–Rhode Island in 2010 as the founding Executive Director. Heather is a 1998 New York City alumna, and has worked at Teach

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June 26, 2016 -July 30, 2016

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Teach For America - Rhode Island is grateful for our supporters, who help our work to build long-term educational leaders in Rhode Island. All gifts help our efforts to successfully recruit, develop, and retain teachers who reflect the diversity of the state’s students.

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