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Teach For America New Jersey Executive Director Tia Morris

Tia Morris

New York '98

Executive Director

Teach For America New York

Since starting her career here in NYC as a 1998 corps member, Tia has dedicated more than two decades to improving educational opportunities for young people. The former Executive Director for Teach For America New Jersey considers herself a warrior for social justice, and began leading the New York region in June 2020.

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The Corps Leadership Development Team

Manager, Regional Operations

Adrienne Martin

Managing Director, Program Continuum

Tahina Perez

Director, Teacher Talent

Jenna Brohinsky

Director, Leadership Coaching

Morgan Craig

Director, Learning and Development

Erin Renz

Manager, Leadership Coaching

Shahaan Razak

Manager, Leadership Coaching

Kiani Naranjo

Manager, Leadership Coaching

Krina Shah

Manger, Learning and Development

Desantila Gjata

The Corps Leadership Development (CLD) team manages and develops corps members from the moment they are accepted to the corps so that they are equipped to put students on a transformational life path. They facilitate trainings and coach and support corps members in developing the necessary skills and insights to become a successful teacher. The CLD team is also responsible for building partnerships with our school partners and alternate route certification programs.

Alumni and Community Partnerships

Managing Director, Alumni and Community Partnerships

Ron Augustin

Director, Alumni and Community Partnerships

Matthew Craig

The Alumni and Community Partnerships team fosters the development of our 1400+ alumni network in New Jersey as a force for social change. They provide alumni with pathways to leadership, forums to advance their thinking on education issues, and ways to connect and support each other.

The Development Team

Managing Director, Development

Leah Dietterle

Director, Grant Writing and Institutional Giving

Kathyrn Kruse

The Development team is charged with raising financial support to enable our ongoing operations and building partnerships with external stakeholders.