Our Teams

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Khadijah Abdullah
Executive Director
140
Active Corps
Members
150
Active
Alumni
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Will Nash
Executive Director
45
Active Corps
Members
140
Active
Alumni
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Jared Henderson
Executive Director
160
Active Corps
Members
180
Active
Alumni
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Courtney Cass
Baltimore Executive Director
300
Active Corps
Members
760
Active
Alumni
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Katie Campos
Executive Director
20
Active Corps
Members
30
Active
Alumni
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Nikolas Howard
Executive Director
55
Active Corps
Members
180
Active
Alumni
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Tim Hurley
Executive Director
190
Active Corps
Members
390
Active
Alumni
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Josh Anderson
Executive Director
615
Active Corps
Members
2 240
Active
Alumni
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Sean VanBerschot
Executive Director
240
Active Corps
Members
940
Active
Alumni
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Nate Snow
Executive Director
190
Active Corps
Members
530
Active
Alumni
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Adele Fabrikant
Executive Director
170
Active Corps
Members
2 280
Active
Alumni
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Alexandra Hales
Executive Director
450
Active Corps
Members
530
Active
Alumni
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Laurisa Schutt
Executive Director
60
Active Corps
Members
70
Active
Alumni
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Tiffany C. Taylor
Executive Director
230
Active Corps
Members
600
Active
Alumni
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Robyn Schryer Fehrman
Executive Director
320
Active Corps
Members
650
Active
Alumni
220
Active Corps
Members
480
Active
Alumni
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Kira Orange Jones
Executive Director
335
Active Corps
Members
860
Active
Alumni
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Charles Barrett Adams
Executive Director
150
Active Corps
Members
1 120
Active
Alumni
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Jill Baldemor
Executive Director
95
Active Corps
Members
150
Active
Alumni
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Luis Elizondo-Thomson
Executive Director
355
Active Corps
Members
1 230
Active
Alumni
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Tony Ashton
Executive Director
Active Corps
Members
Active
Alumni
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Rebecca Thompson Boyle
Executive Director
170
Active Corps
Members
350
Active
Alumni
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Crystal Rountree
Executive Director
180
Active Corps
Members
190
Active
Alumni
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Will Krebs
Executive Director
135
Active Corps
Members
250
Active
Alumni
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Victor Wakefield
Executive Director
285
Active Corps
Members
180
Active
Alumni
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Lida Jennings
Executive Director
255
Active Corps
Members
2 040
Active
Alumni
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Josh Biber
Executive Director
200
Active Corps
Members
1 730
Active
Alumni
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Athena Turner
Executive Director
350
Active Corps
Members
280
Active
Alumni
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J. DeLano Ford
Executive Director
225
Active Corps
Members
1 080
Active
Alumni
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Maxeme Tuchman
Executive Director
280
Active Corps
Members
360
Active
Alumni
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Garrett Bucks
Executive Director
135
Active Corps
Members
410
Active
Alumni
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Barbara Logan Smith
Executive Director
320
Active Corps
Members
180
Active
Alumni
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Fatimah Burnam-Watkins
Executive Director
250
Active Corps
Members
970
Active
Alumni
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Nate Morrison
Executive Director
80
Active Corps
Members
180
Active
Alumni
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Charissa Fernández
Executive Director
790
Active Corps
Members
4 110
Active
Alumni
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Nafeesha Irby
Executive Director
30
Active Corps
Members
110
Active
Alumni
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Holly Davis Trifiro
Executive Director
120
Active Corps
Members
210
Active
Alumni
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Lance Tackett
Executive Director
380
Active Corps
Members
250
Active
Alumni
Active Corps
Members
Active
Alumni
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Lindsay Wheeler DeFrancisco
Executive Director
250
Active Corps
Members
820
Active
Alumni
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Heather Tow-Yick
Executive Director
60
Active Corps
Members
150
Active
Alumni
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Dr. Paula Garcia
Executive Director
175
Active Corps
Members
160
Active
Alumni
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Laura Saldivar Luna
Executive Director
200
Active Corps
Members
190
Active
Alumni
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David Lopez
Executive Director
45
Active Corps
Members
240
Active
Alumni
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Josh Bell
Executive Director
225
Active Corps
Members
170
Active
Alumni
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Jim Curran
Executive Director
75
Active Corps
Members
60
Active
Alumni
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Laura Vinsant
Executive Director
180
Active Corps
Members
190
Active
Alumni
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Ben Lindy
Executive Director
75
Active Corps
Members
150
Active
Alumni
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Brittany Packnett, (Finalist)
Executive Director
135
Active Corps
Members
530
Active
Alumni
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Eric Scroggins
Executive Director
380
Active Corps
Members
2 220
Active
Alumni
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Anil Hurkadli
Interim Executive Director
70
Active Corps
Members
520
Active
Alumni
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Lindsay Hill
Executive Director
55
Active Corps
Members
640
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Alumni

Our National Teams

National teams have functional expertise in areas such as marketing, finance, IT, recruitment, and teacher preparation. They provide direction and support for our work all over the country.
  • Admissions
  • Alumni Affairs
  • Finance and Administration
  • Growth, Development, and Partnerships
  • Human Assets
  • Information Technology
  • Office of the Co-CEOs and President
  • Public Affairs and Engagement
  • Recruitment Team
  • Regional Operations Team
  • Teacher Preparation, Support, and Development Team
  • Strategy, Innovation, and Organizational Development

At its core our work is about putting people into classrooms and other leadership positions where they can make a difference in students’ lives. The Admissions team is central to that goal. Last year, more than 50,000 people applied to join our corps, and we admitted 14 percent of applicants. Admissions work is tough, but our team prides itself on solving complicated problems through thoughtful research, always keeping our core value of diversity—and what’s best for kids—at the heart of our approach. We are inspired in our work by the passion of the applicants we encounter, and by the friendship, support, and dedication of our teammates.

Teach For America alumni continue their efforts working toward educational equity as leaders of classrooms, schools, and school systems, and as policymakers, social innovators, and community organizers. Our alumni work from a wide variety of sectors to impact the systemic changes necessary to ensure all children have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. The alumni affairs team supports these efforts through ongoing leadership development, fueling opportunities for alumni to convene and learn from one another, and sharing insights from across our network.

Our team is the scaffolding that supports Teach For America’s operations. We oversee financial matters, including accounting, planning, strategy, analysis, grants management, and payroll. We also manage our facilities, our real estate strategy, and purchasing initiatives. As a team, we are committed to being a reliable partner, advisor, and support service to our staff, our regions and our communities as they work to realize our mission.

Our team's mission is to build an ever-expanding and increasingly diverse movement of leaders in the private and public sectors committed to educational excellence for all children. We enable and accelerate Teach For America's impact by 1) maximizing financial investment from federal and state governments, individuals, foundations, and corporations, and 2) providing strategic guidance, coaching, and tactical resources that empower regional teams to cultivate strong partnerships with principals, district leaders, policymakers, and donors to sustain the region’s optimal footprint.

Our team recruits and hires talented, diverse staff members and fosters an organizational culture of leadership, innovation, respect, and teamwork. We create ample opportunities for staff professional development and also make sure that the back office (such as benefits and workforce administration) runs smoothly. We’re proud to say Teach For America has been one of the only nonprofit organizations on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Great Places to Work” for the past four years.

We partner with every other team in the organization to create world-class technology solutions that allow us to work more effectively and efficiently toward our mission. To do so, we work with some of the biggest names in technology and leverage the latest software, equipment, and expertise. Our team works hard, but we also have a lot of fun. We have a teamwide Fun Committee that plans scavenger hunts, trivia nights, and themed potlucks where we get together to eat and enjoy each other’s company.

A small but mighty team, we make sure our organization’s overall strategy and operations are helping us effectively pursue and accomplish our goals. And, we’re not behind the curtains like so many head offices out there. Our Co-CEOs Elisa Villanueva Beard and Matt Kramer host staff chats to explore issues related to our work, meet regularly with teams throughout the organization to hear feedback, and are active on social media to stay connected to the broader education landscape. From speeches to Tweets and everything in between, Matt and Elisa use their voices and unique perspectives to advance the conversation on educational equity while ensuring we all stay focused on our work with students, families, and communities.

Our team’s mission is to build an understanding of educational inequity and Teach For America’s work. Our Communications sub-team generates media coverage that increases awareness of TFA and the broader movement to close the achievement gap. Our Marketing sub-team is focused on inspiring people to take action by crafting stories and sharing the experiences of our teachers, alumni, and communities through multichannel integrated marketing campaigns. And, our Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships sub-team builds and fosters strong foundational relationships within the broader coalition of individuals and organizations committed to ending educational inequity.

Educational inequity is a massive problem and too few of our generation’s leaders are working to solve it. Our charge is to reorient the priorities of those who populate college campuses and professional sectors, inspiring them to join Teach For America’s corps. We build a teaching force full of diverse, passionate, committed leaders who become lifelong advocates for their students. It’s challenging, but it’s incredibly rewarding. We celebrate our successes with friendly contests, virtual town halls, and team conferences that include optional Zumba and running groups.

Teach For America partners with 45+ urban and rural communities and counting. Each region has its own unique challenges and opportunities. Our team works with districts, community members, alumni, and other supporters to set the vision and direction for Teach for America in each region, in order to help that community expand educational opportunity. On Regional Operations, we’re constantly challenging one another to push our team—and all of our regions—to be their best.

Our team believes that our corps members have the potential to be outstanding teachers. We conduct the research needed to create a rich variety of training and support resources that help our teachers turn that potential into skills and action. Across the nation, we bring staff and corps members the best thinking in education from Teach For America and external partners, then support our regional staff as they work with our teachers to translate these lessons into positive results for kids. By helping our people live up to their potential, we’re ensuring students can fulfill their own.

Teach For America’s aim is to ensure that all children have outstanding opportunities in education and in life. On the quest to reach that goal, many questions arise about how best to get there. Our team is charged with helping Teach For America answer those strategic and organizational questions—shaping the path towards “One Day.” We’re a new team and a small team, reporting directly to the co-CEOs. Our mode of operating is entrepreneurial, flexible, and scrappy—which leads to opportunities to forge new ground and create a lasting impact.