The First Year

September 6, 2001

The First Year is an emotional journey of five beginning teachers in the Los Angeles public school system. The camera goes inside the classroom and uncovers the passion, frustration, determination and triumphs of America’s real heroes – our teachers. This site was developed to provide support, resources and guidance for aspiring teachers. The first year teachers featured in the film share insights about their journey in their own words. We invite you to connect with new and veteran teachers in our online forum. For reviews and news about the film, visit our updates page in Outreach.