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Damion LeeNatali

Colorado '07

Executive Director

Teach For America Colorado

A Denver native, Damion LeeNatali taught as a high school English teacher in Denver Public Schools as a 2007 corps member.

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Meet Our Staff

VP, Program Continuum

Jennifer Andrews

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

Melissa Browne

Managing Director, External Affairs

Julie Stone

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

Brian Clark

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

Emily Marquez

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Managing Director, Continuum Strategy

Stephanie Hoy

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 Ranum

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 Precious

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 Williams

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.

Director, Coalition-Building

Walker Donaldson

Walker is the director of coalition-building. In his role he is responsible for recruiting ideologically diverse corps members.

Director, Teacher Leadership Community

Tom Ponce

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 Cordillo

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 Parvin

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 Koehler

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 Campbell

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 McGinnis

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 West

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.