TFA Graduate Fellows Program

Cohort 2

AK Suggs

Master of Education in Educational Administration & Supervision

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Anna (AK) Suggs was born and raised in Kingwood, Texas. She graduated with honors from the University of Mississippi in 2015 with a degree in Public Policy and a minor in Spanish. In college, she found her passion for education working at the Leap Frog After-School Program and the Student Athlete Success Center.  She currently teaches at MS Palmer High School in Marks, Mississippi — the same school she was placed in three years ago as a first year TFA Corps member. AK teaches Spanish I and II and English Remediation classes. Her greatest joy comes from coaching her students in volleyball, cross-country, and track & field. AK wants to eventually take an administrative role at her school. She says “my kids give my life so much meaning and purpose. I know I am exactly where I need to be in this world— and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” 

AK’s project “Rising Warriors” aims to prepare young girls for their future in high school athletics by providing them with the opportunity to try different sports at a young age. The program will help them to learn the fundamentals of being a female athlete and encourage them to try new things. AK wants to extend this opportunity to as many young girls in Quitman County as possible-- igniting their Passion for sports and building their confidence at a young age. With administrative and community support, AK hopes to establish a sustainable program that will continue to serve the area for years to come. 

Fun Fact: AK has broken 14 bones in her 25 years of life, once slept through a Category 4 Hurricane, and loves to run with her dog Pete. 


With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the Wisdom to be humble— courage is the foundation of integrity
— Keshavan Nair