Ned grew up in Salt Lake City and attended college at The American University of Paris, where he majored in comparative literature and creative writing. In France, he became a wine aficionado, particularly of those vintages priced below four euros a bottle. As a 2005 corps member in New York City, he taught English to a fantastic group of eighth graders at M.S. 301 in the South Bronx, and subsequently joined staff at Teach For America as a manager of teacher leadership development in New York. He went on to serve as a managing director for Teach For America • Chicago, where he led the elementary and humanities team. Now in San Francisco, Ned works as Teach For America's managing director of knowledge development and is proud to be contributing to the next iteration of Teaching As Leadership.
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