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Hear from Ann Truong about the collaboration and family that defines Uplift Education.

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Meet Ann Truong

Teacher Ambassador

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People are going to discourage you from being in this profession. It takes a lot of grit and dedication to make it. You just need to be passionate knowing that these are children that you are working with and they’ll thrive off of the energy you put into it.


  • 3rd Grade Teacher



      Teacher Certification Program

      Why I Teach

      I was 16 when I decided to teach. I chose to be a teacher because I wanted to provide scholars with the skills necessary to be successful in life and wanted to provide them with a love for learning. When I was young, I dreaded school until I realized that education opens so many doors for the future. In college, I received scholarships, but also worked three part-time jobs to afford my degree and have the opportunity to travel. I believe it was 100% worth it in the end.

      “I am proud of the work we do day in and day out. Even though the results are not always immediate, you can see the difference you are making in your scholars’ lives.”

      The Uplift Network by the numbers

      • 882

        Dedicated Teachers

      • 16,000


      • $48K

        New Teacher Starting Salary

      About Uplift Education

      • About the Uplift Network

        Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower students to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world. Uplift strongly believes in high quality education for all children and educate a majority low-income and first generation college students. With 20 years of excellence in education, Uplift graduates have a track record of success with 100% college acceptance and earn millions of dollars in scholarships and grants each year. Uplift teachers are key to the success of every one of our scholars from Pre-K to 12th grade who regularly outperform large neighboring ISDs.

        With 20 years of excellence in North Texas, Uplift is excited to continue expansion by increasing their presence in Fort Worth. What began with one school in Irving has grown to 36 schools across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex educating 16,000 scholars. As Uplift continues to grow and expand, there will be openings all across North Texas whether you prefer the heart of Dallas, the mid-city suburbs, or out west in Fort Worth.

      • For Uplift Teachers

        Uplift Education believes in the International Baccalaureate® (IB) program for all scholars. Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programs of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. As an Uplift teacher, you will receive International Baccalaureate training and certification at no cost to provide your scholars a high quality, globally-focused education that connects them to their communities. Uplift is on track to be one of the largest IB continuum districts in the country. Uplift knows that schools are so much more than just places of learning. With strong community partnerships and a network-wide focus on equity and inclusion, Uplift is committed to providing for the whole scholar; academically, socially and emotionally. Uplift is equally committed to educating the entire network from executive leaders to school directors, teachers and support staff.

      • Salary & Compensation
      • For Uplift Students
      • Job Opportunities

        If you’re interested in working for Uplift Education, check out our job postings at the link below or email recruiter@uplifteducation.org.

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