Meet Our Staff
VP, Program Continuum
Jen leads the Program Continuum Team for Colorado, where she supports the teams in Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Denver, in areas from recruitment to school and systems leadership.
Chief of Staff
Managing Director, External Affairs
Julie leads the External Affairs team, charged with engaging the Colorado community in our shared mission through marketing and communications, fundraising, and public policy.
Managing Director, Teacher Leadership
As the managing director for Teacher Leadership, Brian oversees the team that supports our corps members and launch fellows while also providing leadership development opportunities for our alumni members who continue to teach.
Managing Director, Talent Strategy
Managing Director, Continuum Strategy
Stephanie works across the program continuum team to ensure that our services and supports are seamless to corps members, launch fellows, and broader member groups, while her team specifically oversees matriculation, onboarding, hiring, and member
Managing Director, Early Childhood Systems Leadership
Sondra is responsible for designing our model for systems-level impact and sector coordination, and enlisting a broad coalition of supporters to mobilize behind key systemic levers and to support the development of Teach For America-Colorado's ear
Director, Strategic Gifts and Advocacy
Cheryl sits on the External Affairs team, where she manages foundation partnerships, supports the Microgrants program, and oversees regional policy engagement.
Director of Individual and Corporate Partnerships
Emily sits on the Teach For America-Colorado External Affairs team, where she manages corporate partnerships, Champions Circle (a leadership development series for executives), as well as marketing and communications for the region.
Walker is the director of coalition-building. In his role he is responsible for recruiting ideologically diverse corps members.
Director, Teacher Leadership Community
Tom is director of the Teacher Leadership Team,where he manages and leverages relationships with school partners, teacher leaders, licensing, instructional partners, and community to support Colorado corps members.
Director, Early Childhood Initiative
Penny is the director of the early childhood Initiative, where she is responsible for leading Teach For America-Colorado's ECE initiative in partnership with the managing director to develop a sustainable program to support the early childhood coh
Manager, External Affairs
Katie is on the External Affairs team where she manages operations and systems and donor events. She also sits on a variety of committees that support the entire Colorado region.
Manager, Teacher Leadership Community
Sergio Jara Arroyos
Manager, Continuum Support and Experience
Natalie sits on the Continuum Support and Experience team, where she manages the matriculation, onboarding, licensing, and hiring of incoming Colorado corps members and launch fellows.
Manager, Regional Operations and Administration
Kelly sits on the Regional Operations team, where she manages daily operations, budgeting, and vendors, any questions about the Denver office space, as well as our regional AmeriCorps partnership.
Manager, Grants and Strategic Evaluation
Samantha sits on both the External Affairs and the Continuum Support and Development teams where she writes, administers, and reports on grants, and uses internal data to evaluate Teach For America-Colorado’s work to inform program success.
Meet Our Colorado Springs Leadership
Director, Teacher Leadership Community in Colorado Springs
Kylia directs both the teacher and alumni community in Colorado Springs.
Meet Our Pueblo Leadership
Managing Director, Pueblo
Velia Rincon, Ed.D.
Dr. Rincon works alongside and with her community in TFA-Colorado’s newest sub-region, where she manages all things Pueblo from the corps members in the classroom to our school, district, and community partnerships.