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Dolores Garcia-Blocker, Ed.D.

Executive Director

Teach For America Connecticut

Dolores Garcia-Blocker, Ed.D. is a lifelong educator with more than 30 years of experience working in public school systems.  She started as a teacher in Washington, D.C., led schools in New York and Connecticut, and has held district leadership roles for the last 10 years in Connecticut.  

Meet Our Staff

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Chief Operations Officer

Frank Costanzo, Ed.D.

Frank leads oversight of the entire participant journey from recruitment through alumnihood. You can reach Frank at

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Managing Director, Alumni Network

Krista Schroth



Krista sets the vision and direction for our alumni culture, network, and engagement. You can reach Krista at

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Director, Corps Member Experience

Danni Harrison-Ramiz

Greater Delta


Danielle “Danni” Harrison-Ramiz is a CT native and 2017 TFA Greater Delta alum. Danni now serves as the region’s Director of CM Experience. She is best to contact for all things CM related, programming questions, and AmeriCorps Questions.

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Director of Executive and Regional Operations

Justin Young

Justin Young is the Director of Executive and Regional Operations which involves fostering the systems and operations that allow staff, our corps members & alumni, and our community partners to benefit from all TFA has to offer.