Big expansion, big questions for Teach for America

“I like the pressure,” said third-grade teacher Daniel Guerrero. “It makes me want to stay up late and make sure everything is ready.”

Assistant Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says clustering Teach for America teachers together has worked in other district schools, and he hopes to attract more beyond their two-year commitment.

Davenport, the assistant principal and a program alumnus, said that will depend on whether corps members feel valued.

“If they don’t feel that opportunity to exercise their abilities,” he said, “they won’t be compelled to stay.”

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