Teach For America– St. Louis is pleased to name Tanisha Joyce (STL ’10) as our first annual TFA- St. Louis HuSTLe Award for Respect & Humility. Tanisha was nominated by Kim Townsend (STL ’03). In her nomination, Kim stated: “I had the privilege of serving as Tanisha’s program director for her first year in the corps. From her first year at Gateway until now, she has always operated with a deep sense of respect for the work of fellow teachers, her administrators and parents. Despite being one of at least 8 TFA corps members and alums at her school, she was very careful to avoid presenting herself as an expert or disregarding the opinions of non-TFA colleagues. This year, she is serving as the team leader, and continues to build strong relationships and consider the feedback and opinions of the teachers on her team. She leads from a place of understanding that everyone has something valuable to bring to the team and knowing that she still has a lot to learn from her students and her school community. She embodies Respect and Humility in every sense.”
Tanisha is in her fourth year teaching at Gateway Middle. She currently teaches sixth grade English Language Arts and serves as the sixth grade team leader. Congratulations to Tanisha, and keep up the great work! Nominations are currently being accepted for our January HuSTLe Award for Diversity. Nominate an alumni teacher today!