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Michael Broschart

Michael Broschart

Rhode Island '11

Executive Director

TFA Rhode Island

Michael began his career as a Teach For America Rhode Island corps member and teacher in Providence Public Schools. The passion, creativity, and tenacity of those working for change in the smallest but mightiest state continue to inspire him. He is committed to working with and for others to drive lasting change so that all kids can access an equitable education.

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Meet Our Staff

Senior Managing Director, Strategy & Program Impact

Alexa Brunton Crew

Rhode Island

14

Alexa started her career in education as a teacher in Providence Public Schools.

DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT

Katie Ballah

Rhode Island

18

Katie pivoted from her career in communications and fundraising to enter the classroom as a Teach For America Rhode Island corps member in 2018.

MANAGER, TEACHER LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Jenna Cote Fitzhugh

Rhode Island

17

Jenna is a Rhode Island native who began her journey with Teach For America in 2017 as a corps member. She taught at her placement school for four years as a special education teacher. She joined staff in the fall of 2021.

 

MANAGER, TEACHER LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Mike Northup

Rhode Island

10

A member of the 2010 RI Corps, Mike taught in Providence for several years, before transitioning onto staff as a Manager, Teacher Leadership Development.

MANAGER, TEACHER LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT + INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

Usha Satish

Miami-Dade

13

Usha began her career in education as a ‘13 corps member in the Miami-Dade region teaching secondary social studies, before transitioning to an ELA classroom in Washington, DC.

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, OPERATIONS

Christian Collins

Rhode Island

18

Originally from Southern California, Christian was a ‘18 Rhode Island corps member, where he taught middle school English to multilingual learners.

VP, NEW ENGLAND DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE

Elizabeth Hastie

Massachusetts

10

Izzy was a 2010 Massachusetts corps member where she taught middle school science and reading in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

ASSOCIATE, DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE OPERATIONS

Allegra Bradley

Allegra joined Teach For America in 2021 on the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Development team. Although she was born in Oregon, New England has been her home for the last nine years.

 

DIRECTOR, SCHOOL & DISTRICT PARTNERSHIPS

DeAndre Woods

DeAndre, a native of Brooklyn, NY, joined Teach For America Rhode Island in January 2021. He leads our partnerships work, onboarding and matriculation, and hiring and placement.