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Shannon Wheatley 2004 Rio Grande Valley CEO & Founder Lane 9 Consulting
Scott Richards 2009 Bay Area Executive Director Teach For America California Capital Valley
Julia Sweeney 2011 Mississippi Delta Director of Sales Edcite
Manuel Buenrostro 2006 Los Angeles Associate Director of Policy Californians Together
Shunte Banks 2014 Greater New Orleans Education Specialist Aspire Alexander Twilight
with different backgrounds , affiliations and beliefs . I want to work alongside others committed to ensuring equitable outcomes are true for every student in Sacramento . Our city has too much to offer and complex challenges to solve , and we ’ re going to need every young person available to help make Sac the best it can be ,” says Shannon Wheatley , 2004 Rio Grande Valley TFA alum and founder and CEO of Lane 9 Consulting .
By 2030 , TFA believes this innovative alumni strategy will result in significant change for Sacramento students . “ We can learn from school systems that have made dramatic progress for students and it usually begins with a bold community-based goal ,” Richards says . TFA is working with their alumni in Sacramento to develop a goal that imagines a future where twice as many students in our community reach key education milestones . “ Imagine what Sacramento would look like if 78 percent of 3rd graders read on grade level ? Our community would look immensely different ,” Richards notes .
This work can ’ t be done alone , that ’ s why TFA is growing a broad coalition of equity-oriented leaders in Sacramento . To learn how you can get involved , visit tfaccv . org or email Scott at scott . richards @ teachforamerica . org .
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