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Julie Gronquist-Blodgett

Executive Director, TFA Kansas City

Julie has been a proud member of the Teach for America Kansas City family since 2010 and is the region’s Executive Director. Growing up in a farming community in rural Kansas, Julie realized early the value of hard work and perseverance. She also knew early on that she wanted to work in education and, after many hours of playing school with her younger sister, headed off to Bemidji State University where she majored in Early Childhood Education and Political Science.

Meet Our Staff

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