The Road to TEACH

Roadtrip Info

About The Film

Do you have what it takes to be a teacher? Follow three aspiring teachers on a cross-country journey through the vast and varied world of education as they seek out the wisdom and personal stories of pioneering educators who are redefining what it means to teach.

As they talk with inspiring teachers, policy makers, social entrepreneurs and activists—including Compton Unified School District principal Jacqueline Sanderlin, National Teacher of the Year Sean McComb, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and many more—the Roadtrippers understand the vast opportunities and vital need for passionate young people to teach the next generation.

Stats from the Road

  • 4,226 Miles Traveled
  • 27 Leaders Interviewed
  • 59 Life-Altering Epiphanies
  • 6 Variations of Pizza Eaten
  • 27 Scenic Photo Pull-overs

Meet the Roadtrippers

Nadia, 24
UMass-Amherst grad interested in alternative educational approaches

Rafi, 20
UCLA junior exploring a blossoming interest in education

Grace, 22
UT-Austin grad looking to make the leap from student to teacher

Notable Interviews

Dr. Jaqueline Sanderlin - Principal, Foster Elementary

Omoju Miller - Technology Portfolio Manager, Google

Sean McComb - 2014 Teacher of the Year, Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts