Hailed as groundbreaking and a breakthrough in commitment to education, the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has partnered with Teach For America, thanks to an $18.85 million grant from philanthropist and entrepreneur T. Denny Sanford.
The resulting project, aptly named the Sanford Education Project, is a vehicle to infuse some of TFA's best practices to raise the status of teaching and education careers and serve as a model for teacher's colleges in Arizona, Andrea Stouder said. Stouder serves as the executive director of the Sanford Education Project.
“Our job is to help facilitate a change within the entire college," Stouder said. "If we win, everybody wins. If we do what we hope to do, we will leave a legacy on the Teachers College that will last, not run a program that will go for a few years and then disappear.”