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 Elisa Villanueva Beard Profile

Elisa Villanueva Beard

Phoenix '98

Chief Executive Officer

Teach For America

Elisa is the CEO of Teach For America. Under her leadership, the organization impacts nearly 400,000 students each year in some 2,000 schools. Her journey with TFA started in Phoenix, where she taught first and second grade bilingual education as a 1998 corps member.

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