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LaKeisha Wells-Palmer

LaKeisha Wells-Palmer

Executive Director

Teach For America Florida Regions

LaKeisha Wells-Palmer has 20 years of experience in education, serving as a champion for principals, teachers, and students. She has spent the last nine years on the Teach For America team, becoming the Executive Director of Teach For America Jacksonville in June 2019, expanding her leadership to Central Florida in 2020, and finally becoming the leader for all Florida Regions in June 2021.

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Meet Our Staff

Executive Director

LaKeisha Palmer

Managing Director, Development

Matthew Minnick

Director, External Affairs

Von Johnson

Director, Alumni Strategy

Leah Palestrant

Managing Director, Program Strategy & Partnerships

Kelly Stanford

Director, Program Strategy

Kiara Drummond

Manager, Alumni Strategy

Monique Rae Valerio

Manager, Program Strategy

Zandra Bryant

Manager, Development

Allyson Reese

Manager, Regional Impact

Amanda Cagan

Manager, Regional Operations

Heather Ryan

Associate, External Affairs

Courtney Salazar