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.
Managing Director, Teacher Leadership
Mark leads the Teacher Leadership team for Denver, where he provides support to his team and corps members for their leadership development.
Managing Director, Continuum Strategy
Stephanie works across the program continuum team to ensure that our services and supports are seamless to corps members, fellows, and broader member groups, while her team oversees matriculation, onboarding, hiring, and member engagement.
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; works closely with the Director, Early Childhood Initiative.
Senior Managing Director, External Affairs
Cheryl leads the External Affairs team in and is in charge of fundraising, communications, and policy for the region.
Director, Individual and Corporate Partnerships
Walker sits on the Teach For America Colorado External Affairs team, where he manages corporate partnerships, Champions Circle (a leadership development series for executives), and individual giving.
Director, External Affairs Operations
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.
Director, 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.
Director, Early Childhood Initiative
Suzanne is the director of the Early Childhood Initiative, where she develops and leads the support of our Early Childhood Education teachers.
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
Managing Director, Colorado Springs
Kylia directs both the teacher and alumni networks in Colorado Springs, working to build a connected and mobilized community committed to equity for all kids.
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.
Senior Director of Teacher Leadership
Yesta sits on the Teacher Leadership team and supports our corps members and Launch Fellows with their development into strong educational leaders.
Director of Teacher Leadership
Daniel sits on the Teacher Leadership team and is responsible for developing and supporting corps members and alumni in becoming exceptional teachers, community members, and leaders.
Director Colorado Talent Initiative
Vinny sits on our Talent Strategy team in Denver. In his role, he recruits homegrown talent to find their path in education, with an emphasis on them returning to their communities and leading in classrooms.
Director Talent Initiatives
Breiana sits on our Talent Strategy team in Denver. Breiana leads strategy and partnerships for the region in support of teacher recruitment. In addition, she supports programming for the Launch Fellowship.
Director of Foundation Relations
Emily sits on the External Affairs team, where she manages foundation and institutional funder relationships.