Will Nash, Teach for America in Appalachia (#637)
Will Nash, executive director of Teach for America in Appalachia, discusses the organization's efforts to recruit 90 new teachers for positions in Knox, Martin, and Floyd counties in Eastern Kentucky.
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Teach for America is a nonprofit organization that recruits teachers to work for two years in low-income areas of the country. According to Nash, up to 85 percent of school-age kids in Knox, Martin and Floyd counties are growing up in poverty.
Nash, a native of Glasgow and a graduate of the University of Kentucky, joined Teach For America as a corps member in South Louisiana in 2006 and later worked as a Teach For America recruitment director in Louisiana and Texas.
Learn more: Teach for America in Appalachia