I'm at the May Site Visit, a combination of training and networking with our district schools. They put us up in a sweet hotel near SFO, and we're going in the city tomorrow to do district processing, meet some principals, and watch current corps members at work. A few things I learned during today's activities:
The caliber of people here is amazing. Everyone is smart, together, assertive, and easygoing. It's a pleasure to never have to wince when people share during group process.
It apparently costs the organization $15,000-$20,000 to train and support each of us over our two-year stint...and that's completely aside from our salaries. Kind of humbling.
The TFA leadership has an epic vision for the organization. Not 'epic' in the sense the kids are using it these days, but sweep-the-nation policy-changing alumni-in-congress epic.
For a variety of reasons, SFUSD looks like one of the most intense districts we serve. It's going to be an interesting two years.