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Make Student Dreams a Reality
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Our Mission

Make Student Dreams a Reality

Highly effective teachers can transform students’ lives. We’re proud to help launch the careers of new teachers from diverse backgrounds who are dedicated to fighting for educational equity. Our Fellows embark on meaningful careers committed to inclusive teaching. They build strong relationships with their students, hold high expectations, and have the ability to make challenging content relevant and engaging—setting students on a long-term path to success. And, by creating accessible pathways to classrooms and careers, TNTP Teaching Fellows supports improving economic and social mobility for both teachers and students alike

Developing and Supporting Diverse Talents

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Giving all students the challeging, vibrant, and affirming education they deserve starts with supporting and sustaining great teaching.
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TNTP Teaching Fellows works in partnership with local communities to provide accessible pathways to successful teaching careers.
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Our Community

The Best of Both Worlds—the Power of Local Community Backed by a National Framework

Our program has trained over 38,000 diverse and talented teachers through 36 programs across 25 states, partnering with local school districts and charter organizations. Our programs are rooted in the local communities where we work. Our Fellows teach local students in local classrooms and learn from local teachers and leaders, while receiving training based on a national framework that has been proven effective for over 20 years. Our training model is both proven and innovative because we regularly review the latest data and feedback from students and teachers to refine our programming.

Meet Our Staff

TNTP Teaching Fellows Recruitment Team

Dawn Gaines

Senior Manager, Recruitment

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Aspen Davis

Recruitment Manager

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Katrina Wardrip

Operations Manager

Program Staff

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Sean Nix

Program Manager

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Shanita Pryor

Senior Manager & BCTR Alumna

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Johari Toe

Program Director

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Brittany Grimaldi

Effectiveness Coach & BCTR Alumna

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Candace Jones

Program Manager

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Rashay Foster

Senior Manager, Mid-West BEEC

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Dr. Eugene Pringle

Program Director

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Troy Smith

Effectiveness Coach and ITF alum

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Carol O’Hea

Senior Program Manager

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Milton Pereda

Senior Manager BEEC Support teachNOLA Alum

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Dr. Nancy Turner

Program Director teachNOLA Alum

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Ashley Abbott

Effectiveness Coach

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Mizer Edwards

Effectiveness Coach

Arlene Angulo-Serrano

Effectiveness Coach

Tacha Thebaud

Program Director

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James Barnett

Program Director

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Maggie Borman

Effectiveness Coach

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Kristin Scherman

Senior Manager