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Crystal Rountree

Crystal Rountree

Metro Atlanta '03

Executive Director

Teach For America Charlotte-Piedmont Triad

Crystal is responsible for setting a regional vision that drives meaningful impact for students. She manages a staff of more than 20 individuals and promotes conditions that activate a network of more than 600 corps members and alumni across the Charlotte-Piedmont Triad region. She also works to galvanize support around TFA’s mission and strengthen partnerships with local schools, community leaders, and businesses.

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Program Strategy Team

Managing Director, Program Strategy

Mariam Tisdale

Director, Program Design

Saunje Fertil

Director, District & School Strategy

Dr. Christa Flood

Director, Leadership Development

Kristi Orange

Director, Leadership & Learning

Carrie Rocha

Manager, Onboarding & Program Support

Nina Yu

Manager, Leadership Coach

Philana Woods

Manager, Leadership Coach

Deborah Goddard

Manager, Leadership Coach

John Gesiotto

Manager, Leadership Coach

Jhermel Goss

Manager, Leadership Coach

Michael Sheffield

Manager, Leadership Coach

Katie Iraheta

Manager, Leadership Coach

Natalie Cowart

Operations Team

Managing Director, Chief of Staff

Julie Fowler

Director, Regional Operations and Communications

Sara Kay Mooney

Associate, Executive Support and Operations

Lauren Bowman

Network Strategy

Managing Director, Network Strategy

Karyn Pleasant

Manager, Alumni Experience

Christopher Williams


Managing Director, Development

Glenda Mauck

Manager, Development

Megan Toppel

Associate, Development

Sarah Lunka

Statewide Impact Team

Managing Director, Statewide Impact & Public Affairs

Kacie Cope

Director, Statewide Marketing & Communications

Molly Sutherland

Director, Data and Research Strategy

Kyle Schermbeck

AmeriCorps Coordinator

Elaina Ross