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Kristine Frech

Charlotte-Piedmont Triad '08

Executive Director

Teach For America Rhode Island

Since joining the corps as a 2008 Charlotte corps member, the vision of One Day has inspired Kristine throughout her career.

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Meet Our Staff

Director, Program Continuum

Alexa Brunton

Rhode Island


Alexa joined Teach For America Rhode Island as a 2014 corps member where she taught at her placement school in Providence for four years and supported educators as an English Learner Specialist before joining TFARI staff in the summer of 2019.

Director, Development

Carol Lai

Rhode Island


Carol Lai joined Teach For America Rhode Island as a 2014 corps member. Coming from an English Language Learner background, Carol credits her educational success to her parents’ sacrifices and her teachers’ relentless dedication.

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

Liz Laguerre

Rhode Island


Liz is a Rhode Island native who began her journey with Teach For America in 2012 as a campus campaign coordinator at Mount Holyoke College.

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

Mike Northup

Rhode Island


Mike is excited to be starting his first year as Manager, Teacher Leadership Development for Teach For America's Rhode Island Corps.

Manager, Operations

Jamie Quattrini

Jamie Quattrini joined Teach For America Rhode Island in December 2016. Jamie was born and raised in Rhode Island. She attended the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College.