TFA Graduate Fellows Program

Cohort 2

AK Suggs


Master of Education in Educational Administration & Supervision

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 four years ago as a first year TFA Corps member. AK teaches English II and 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 give leadership opportunities and training to female athletes in Quitman County, so that they can continue to serve as mentors to the next generation of girls in the community. The program helps high school girls develop and refine their leadership skills so they are able to help teach the fundamentals of playing sports, exemplify strength and confidence, and encourage young girls to try new sports. AK wants to extend this opportunity to as many girls in Quitman County as possible-- igniting their passion for sports, leadership, and service. 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