TEACH Roadtrip

Our names are Grace, Rafael, and Nadia, and we are twenty-somethings looking to forge careers in the educational sphere. This summer, we are embarking on a filmed road trip to interview inspiring individuals who are working to change the face of education. The interviews we conduct will showcase what it takes make an impact through education and spotlight the people—the mavericks, the dreamers, the visionaries—who are galvanizing a movement of social justice through their work.

The three of us know that we want to spearhead change in the world by doing important work in education, and it is our hope that by speaking to people out there making a difference, we can learn how we, too, can positively shape society. We’re confident that sitting down with those who are devoting their lives to impact will not only empower the three of us—it will also open young people’s eyes to the importance of educational work and motivate them to take up the cause. Teaching is not just a job—it’s a mission—and we can’t wait to explore the possibilities.
Current Status Roadtrip Dates Start City End City # of Interviews Miles Logged
Finished August 5 - September 6, 2014 San Francisco, CA Washington, DC 27 4000 miles
Date Location Details
August 6, 2014 Berkeley, CA Omoju Miller, Software Technologist
August 6, 2014 Palo Alto, CA Matt Severson, Founder
August 7, 2014 San Francisco, CA Jim Steyer, Education Technologist
August 8, 2014 Yosemite Village, CA Indira Phukan, Field Science Educator
August 10, 2014 Carpinteria, CA Lynda Weinman, Co-Founder
August 11, 2014 Compton, CA Jacqueline Sanderlin, School Principal
August 11, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Joel Laguna, Teacher
August 12, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Kelly Meyer, Co-Founder
August 12, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Nolan Bushnell, CEO
August 13, 2014 Culver City, CA Mike McGalliard, Executive Director
August 16, 2014 Boulder, CO Melissa Michaels, Founder/Director of Educational Programming
August 16, 2014 Denver, CO Robert Florio, Special Education Teacher
August 18, 2014 Denver, CO Erin Brown, Executive Director, Office of Children's Affairs
August 21, 2014 Chicago, IL Zio Perez, Teacher
August 22, 2014 Chicago, IL Rahm Emanuel, Mayor
August 24, 2014 Columbus, OH Sarah Lyle, Senior Corps Member
August 25, 2014 Columbus, OH Aimee Kennedy, VP of Education, Philanthropy, and STEM Learning
August 27, 2014 Northampton, MA Lynn Phillips, Senior Lecturer/Chief Undergraduate Advisor
August 27, 2014 Northampton, MA Sut Jhally, Founder and Executive Director of the Media Education Foundation
August 28, 2014 Boston, MA Leonard Schlesinger, Professor
August 28, 2014 Boston, MA Interview with Joel Nitzberg, New England Center for Arts & Technology
August 29, 2014 New York, NY Charles Best, Founder
September 1, 2014 New York, NY Christopher Jackson, Musician
September 1, 2014 New York, NY Anthony Veneziale, Creator
September 2, 2014 Baltimore, MD Sean McComb, Teacher
September 2, 2014 Alexandria, VA Mark Hannum, Neuroscience Lab Director
September 5, 2014 Washington, DC Interview with Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education

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