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 25 4000 miles
Date Location Details
August 6, 2014 Palo Alto, CA Interview with Omoju Miller, Google.org and University of California-Berkeley
August 6, 2014 Palo Alto, CA Interview with Matt Severson, Google and The School Fund
August 7, 2014 San Francisco, CA Interview with Jim Steyer, Common Sense Media
August 8, 2014 Yosemite Village, CA Interview with Indira Phukan, Nature Bridge
August 10, 2014 Carpenteria, CA Interview with Lynda Weinman, Lynda.com
August 11, 2014 Compton, CA Interview with Jacqueline Sanderlin, Foster Elementary School
August 11, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Interview with Joel Laguna, Thomas Starr King Middle School
August 12, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Interview with Kelly Meyer, Teaching Gardens
August 12, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Interview with Nolan Bushnell, BrainRush
August 13, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Interview with Mike McGalliard, Imagination Foundation
August 16, 2014 Boulder, CO Interview with Melissa Michaels, Goldenbridge.org
August 16, 2014 Denver, CO Interview with Bob Florio, Troops to Teachers
August 18, 2014 Denver, CO Interview with Erin Brown, The City of Denver
August 21, 2014 Chicago, IL Interview with Zio Perez, Nettelhorst School / SwaziKids International
August 22, 2014 Chicago, IL Interview with Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago
August 24, 2014 Columbus, OH Interview with Sarah Lyle, City Year
August 25, 2014 Columbus, OH Interview with Aimee Kennedy, Battelle New Education
August 27, 2014 Northampton, MA Interview with Lynn Phillips, Media Education Foundation
August 27, 2014 Northampton, MA Interview with Sut Jhally, Media Education Foundation
August 28, 2014 Boston, MA Interview with Len Schlesinger, Babson College / Harvard Business School
August 28, 2014 Boston, MA Interview with Joel Nitzberg, New England Center for Arts & Technology
August 29, 2014 New York, NY Interview with Charles Best, DonorsChoose.org
September 2, 2014 Baltimore, MD Interview with Sean McComb, Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts

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