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Teach for America Washington Executive Director Tony Byrd

Tony Byrd

Los Angeles '93

Executive Director

Teach For America Washington

Tony Byrd entered the education sector as a corps member in 1993, and his experience as a bilingual sixth grade teacher in a low-income school in Pasadena, California, prompted him to pursue advanced degrees in education policy and administration and dedicate his life to public education.

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Meet the Washington Regional Team

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Senior Managing Director, Operations & External Affairs

Sylvia Koodrich

New York City


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Assistant, Executive Director

Shawna Lee

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Senior Managing Director, Reimagining Learning & Leadership

David Mendez

New Jersey


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Managing Director, Corps Member Learning & Leadership

Eri Higashi Durnell

St. Louis


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Manager, Corps Member Coach

Elaina Newbill

Los Angeles


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Director, Communications

Peyton Laughlin