Square Pizza Podcast

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The Square Pizza podcast focuses on the intersection of education, innovation, and diversity. We host and interview leaders doing incredible work around the country to ensure all students have access to an equitable education. The Square Pizza podcast is hosted by SchermCo, a social-impact implementation firm that offers strategic implementation and project management services to schools and education-focused organizations across the country.

We are excited to bring you this episode of the #squarepizzapod. This week, Greg is in conversation with Dr. Monique Perry-Graves, Executive Director at Teach For America NC. Congratulations, on the new role! A fun fact about Dr. Perry-Graves: she worked as a corporate speechwriter before pursuing a career in higher education.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How she got the nickname “Master of Analogies”
  • Becoming the Executive Director for TFA NC
  • The shift to a statewide strategy
  • Specific goals for TFA

Teach For America recruits outstanding and diverse leaders to become TFA “corps members.” Corps members commit to teaching for two years in a low-income community, where they’re employed by local schools and confront both the challenges and joys of expanding opportunities for kids.

Learn more about Teach For America NC