Nashville-Chattanooga Regional Staff

Abby Fagin

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

Coaches, develops the instructional leadership, and provides support to our teachers in Nashville.

Cherish Roberts

Director, School Partnerships & Corps Experience

Develops and cultivates school partnerships to help CMs and schools make strong matches; she also helps corps members navigate certification.

Dr. DeAnna McClendon

Director, Teacher Leadership Development in Nashville

Designs the leadership of our Managers of Teacher Leadership Development and supporting our corps members throughout their two-year experience

Jessica Gates

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

Coaches, develops the instructional leadership, and provides support to our teachers in Nashville.

Kimberly Washington

Manager, Talent & Operations

Creates the strategies to ensure staff have what they need to thrive in a great culture, leading operations to ensure our systems and resources are clear, equitable, and aligned to creating maximum impact.

Raneisha Arnett

Director, Corps Onboarding

Sets the vision and strategy for corps member experience from the moment the applicant is accepted until the beginning pre-service training, in order to maximize the scale, diversity, and impact of TFA's mission.

Tia Stewart

Managing Director, Pre-Service (Interim)

Leads the Pre-Service team, setting the vision and direction of the corps experience leading up to the first day of school

Adrian Trejo

Managing Director, Teacher Leadership Development

Designs the vision, direction, and strategy for coaching corps members to the outcomes outlined in our arc of development.

Courtney Myers

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

Coaches, develops the instructional leadership, and provides support to our teachers in Chattanooga.

Dr. Troy Yarbrough

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

Coaches, develops the instructional leadership, and provides support to our teachers in Nashville.

Juan Pablo Martinez

Director, Alumni Collective Impact

Develops the structures and means by which alumni can connect and spread knowledge and innovative learning so that they can work together to create a significant impact in systems change.

Position Open

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

Coaches, develops the instructional leadership, and provides support to our teachers in Chattanooga.

Raymond Wade

Manager, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Develops and executes on the strategies to foster meaningful engagement with companies and foundations and to advance TFA's vision and mission.

Tohib Adejumo

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

Coaches, develops the instructional leadership, and provides support to our SPED teachers in Nashville.

Amanda Garcia

Director, Teacher Leadership Development

Designs the leadership of our Managers of Teacher Leadership Development and supporting our corps members throughout their two-year experience

David Baird

Managing Director, Chattanooga

Maximizes the reach and impact of TFA’s contribution to the movement for educational equity by cultivating partnerships with external champions and by connecting alumni to each other, to great opportunities, and to the work of Teach For America

Hayle Austin

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

Coaches, develops the instructional leadership, and provides support to our teachers in Nashville.

Kenya Payne

Director, Communication & Stewardship

Develops regional vision and strategy for communication, donor stewardship, and brand strategy in order to center voices of our communities in pursuit of TFA's vision.

Position Open

Managing Director, External Affairs

The Managing Director, External Affairs (MDEA) leads the effort to partner with the Nashville and Chattanooga donor community to fundraise $4-5 million in operating revenue annually.

Sanjana Ballal-Link

Senior Managing Director, Program Impact

Sets vision, develops strategy, and manages our Program Impact through our program continuum.

Casey DeFord

Director, Alumni Talent & Leadership

Works to strengthen the ability of alumni to lead by building strategic partnerships and developing pathways that allow alumni to access roles and careers involved in education systems change.

Dr. Bree Woods

Director, Teacher Leadership Development in Chattanooga

Designs the leadership of our Managers of Teacher Leadership Development and supporting our corps members throughout their 2 year experience.

Isabella Arbelaez

Manager, Individual Giving

Cultivates, develops, and strengthens relationships with TFA supporters in order to build a coalition of communities committed to advancing TFA's vision and mission.

Keyosha Emerson

Managing Director, Strategy, Talent, & Operations

Leads the Strategy, Talent, & Operations Team, setting the vision and strategy for staff experience and internal regional systems.

Rachel Tompkins

Managing Director, Alumni Leadership

Leads the Alumni Leadership team to increase the connectivity, pathways, leadership, and impact of our powerful, diverse network of over 950 regional alumni.

Stephen Santellan

Executive Director

Develops and executes a strategic vision and plan to maximize our efforts to provide Nashville-Chattanooga students equal access to educational and life opportunities.

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