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Amar Patel

Greater Chicago–Northwest Indiana '07

Executive Director

Teach For America Indianapolis

A native Hoosier, Amar started his career in education as a Teach For America Chicago-Northwest Indiana corps member in 2007. He taught high school chemistry and biology and coached baseball at Wells Academy High School in Chicago. As Executive Director of TFA Indianapolis, Amar sets organizational vision and direction, supporting the impact of over 700 TFA program members on thousands of Indianapolis students and our city more broadly. Prior to assuming the role of Executive Director, he served as a member of the TFA Chicago-Northwest Indiana team, including as Head of Development for five years.

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Meet Our Staff

Taylor Brown

Chief Operating and Program Officer

Taylor Brown

St. Louis

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Taylor oversees our regional strategy and direction, team leadership and talent development, and public affairs. Contact Taylor

Monica Skipwith

Director, Program

Monica Skipwith

Monica leads our regional team experience and culture efforts, with a focus on sustained leadership and continuous improvement within an inclusive, joyful staff community. Contact Monica

Talent

Casey Parks

Managing Director, Talent

Casey Parks

New Mexico

03

Casey sets vision and strategy to ensure that we continue to increase the scale, diversity and impact of our network through strategic recruitment and career acceleration. Contact Casey

Ryan Calvin

Director, Talent

Ryan Calvin

Indianapolis

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Ryan manages the recruitment and matriculation of incoming corps members and supports with alumni recruitment. Contact Ryan

Leadership Development

Richard Morris

Senior Managing Director, Leadership Development

Richard Morris

South Carolina

14

Richard sets vision for leadership development across our full member network, advising our corps member coaching team and pursing alumni development innovations. Contact Richard

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Managing Director, Leadership Development

Brea Porter

Indianapolis

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Brea sets strategy for corps member effectiveness, experience, and student outcomes, beginning with pre-service through the first two years of teaching. Contact Brea 

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Director, Leadership Development

Quincy Jones

Indianapolis

16

Quincy manages corps member development and effectiveness through building a strong culture and supports within a cohort, the corps community, and our larger network. Contact Quincy

Michael Saltouros

Director, Leadership Development

Michael Saltouros

Indianapolis

18

Michael manages corps member development and effectiveness through building a strong culture and supports within a cohort, the corps community, and our larger network. Contact Michael

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Director, Leadership Development

AD Williams

Indianapolis

18

AD manages corps member development and effectiveness through building a strong culture and supports within a cohort, the corps community, and our larger network. Contact AD

Network and Operations

Anna Rost Watson

Managing Director, Network and Operations

Anna Watson

Charlotte

06

Anna sets the vision and direction for our alumni culture, network, and civic engagement and oversees fundraising and staff leadership and development. Contact Anna

Lakisha Crawford

Director, Finance and Partnerships

Lakisha Molin

Lakisha leads community partnerships and team budget management. Contact Lakisha

Emily Morphew

Director, Events and Experiences

Emily Morphew

Indianapolis

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Emily oversees and manages network events and member experiences. Contact Emily

Randy Pease

Manager, Network and Operations

Randy Pease

Indianapolis

11

Randy manages fundraising projects and supports with office operations. Contact Randy