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Jennifer howard

Jennifer Howard

Metro Atlanta '04

Executive Director

TFA Ohio

Jennifer Howard began her teaching career as a 2004 Teach For America corps member in Atlanta, GA. After her corps commitment, Jennifer first joined TFA staff in 2006 as a Recruitment Director where she led teacher recruitment efforts across the state of Ohio. Jennifer went on to teach at KIPP LEAD in Gary, IN before working in higher education at Northwestern University. Jennifer returned to staff at Teach For America in 2014 to lead the Greater Cleveland Development & Partnerships team. Jennifer served as Interim Executive Director for Southwest Ohio in 2020 prior to the merger of TFA’s two Ohio regions. Jennifer is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She received a Master of Education from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education. Originally from Chicago, Jennifer has lived in Cleveland since 2013.

Meet Our Team

Managing Director, Partnerships

Blake Gilliam

Managing Director, Leadership Development

Kathryn McClain-Shaw

Managing Director, Leadership Development

Ashley Turner

Managing Director, Leadership Development

Lumar Vargas

Director, Communications & Brand Experience

Victoria Walkoff

Director, Data Analytics

Martha Woerner

Director, Development & Communications

Stephanie Toman

Manager, Development

Heather Axton

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