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Chris Rosson

Executive Director

Teach For America Kansas City

"Kansas City has big city appeal with a small town feel. It is a city for dreamers, builders and innovators. It is a vibrant, creative community ideal for hustlers with a big heart. We don't just talk about changing the world; we do it. We imagine the future we want, and we collaborate to make it happen. We are a "one-degree-of-separation" city where leaders in all sectors are accessible and eager to lock arms and lead with locals and newcomers of all ages and backgrounds. You can taste our rich history in our sweet, smoky BBQ. You can hear our improvisational soul in our Jazz. You can see our beauty and complexity in our thriving arts scene. Kansas City is too much city for one state. There's no place like KC."

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Meet Our Staff

Senior Managing Director, Chief Program Officer

Julie Gronquist-Blodgett

Managing Director, Chief of Staff

Spencer Hardwick

Director, Finance and Operation

Chrissy Rapp

Director, Network Impact

Zach Rose-Heim

Director, Teacher Leadership Development

Libby Potts

Director, Green Fellowship

Adam Miller

Director, External Affairs

Nora Freyman

Director, Teacher Talent

Amelia Crowl

Director, Education Partnerships

Karen Miazga Blackwood

Director, Teacher Leadership Development

Hillary Blunt

Managing Director, Teacher Leadership Development

Rhea Muchalla LeGrande

Senior Associate, Development and Operations

Julianne DeLessio

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

Maggie Meyer

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

Elizabeth Booze

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

David Persley

Manager, Beginning Teacher Assistance Program

Nick Burgmeier

Manager, Beginning Teacher Assistance Program

Jessica Tolan