Dr. Troy Yarbrough

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

As a Manager of Teacher Leadership Development, Troy coaches, develops the instructional leadership, and provides support to our teachers in Nashville. This includes coaching corps members toward expanding perspectives, facilitating small group sessions, and designing learning experiences to advance the academic and person growth of their students. Troy partners with schools, communities, students, and families as well as the broader regional team to build a culture that celebrates unique contributions and unites people around shared values and common purpose.

Originally from Mississippi, Troy relocated to Tennessee since 2014 and has worked in education for 9 years, serving in various roles such as elementary special education teacher, middle school science teacher, grade level leader and leader of student support services. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and earned his Master's and Doctorate degree from Lipscomb University.

Troy is a husband, brother, and father, and his hobbies include gaming, fishing, watching sports/anime, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. He joined the Teach For America staff in 2021 and is excited for opportunity to develop great teachers and future leaders to better serve our most deserving students.

Dr. Troy Yarbrough
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Key Responsibilities
Supports and fosters leadership development for first- and second-year teacher through meetings, professional development, community building, and coaching.
Provides instructional development with a focus on instructional techniques and equitable learning enviroments through observation, coaching, and small-group sessions.
Supports teachers at:
Bellshire Elementary
Inglewood Elementary
Jere Baxter Middle School
KIPP Academy Nashville
KIPP Kirkpatrick Elementary
KIPP Nashville Collegiate High
Madison Middle School
Maplewood High School
McMurray Middle School
Nashville Prep
Purpose Preparatory Academy
Whites Creek High School