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Alumni Spotlights


During TFA’s 25th Anniversary Summit, we spoke with a few alumni from our innovation fair, Cara McClellan, Dan La Salle and Alejandro Gac-Artigas. Learn more about them and their experience in the corps in Philly! 


A young African-American woman with long dark hair, wearing a fucshia dress.

Cara McClellan is the founder of My Sister’s Keeper Collective: a Philadelphia non-profit that provides one-on-one educational advocacy for girls.

A young white man with brown hair and beard, standing in his classroom.

Dan LaSalle is a fifth-year teacher at his placement school in Philadelphia and has published his classroom research on student motivation in several publications.

A young Latino man with dark hair, wearing a green t-shirt.

Alejandro founded Springboard Collaborative in 2011 to close the reading achievement gap by coaching teachers, training family members, and incentivizing learning.