It Takes More Than Teachers
Rush Initiative is a grass roots, community driven non-profit organization. First Teachers @ Home Programs are in Jefferson, Shelby, Cullman, and Walker Counties; We are planning to expand into Dallas County, Alabama.
First Teachers @ Home has a number of paid and volunteer Parent Coaches who work with families in their homes or at centers weekly to teach parents how to teach their kids the skills they need to succeed in school.
Our incredible staff establishes strong bonds with their families, and makes a significant contribution to changing the understanding of the families about what they need to teach their kids.
This program depends upon a broad array of volunteers to make our program soar. We are so grateful for the efforts of so many.
Special thanks to Gary Tramontina, our photographer, who has donated his time and incredible talents to capture the beautiful and moving images on this website. E
President- She has significant experience in a variety of community programs, and as a volunteer for a number of organizations. Susan has a business background, and was employed as a social worker in New York city and as a teacher in Philadelphia. She was the Childcare Resources Childrens Advocate winner in 2010, and a member of the Leadership Birmgham class of 2005. Susan contributes her work with RUSH as a volunteer.
Administrator- Tammy Goodwin worked in health care for a number of years and specializes in special needs children.