Kyla Cretekos

Director, Alumni Collective Impact

2013
Nashville-Chattanooga

The Director of 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.

Originally from New York, Kyla graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development in 2013. Kyla began her teaching career as a 2013 Nashville corps member. She taught 9th and 11th grade math in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools for four years, serving as a team lead for the Freshman Academy. Kyla received her Master of Education from Lipscomb University in 2014.

After teaching, Kyla spent one year supporting college students before feeling called back into Nashville Public Schools. She then spent four years serving as a Communities In Schools Site Coordinator at an MNPS elementary school, serving on the leadership and attendance teams. As a Site Coordinator, Kyla supported the school in increasing community partnerships, increasing family supports and engagement, identifying and removing barriers to consistent student attendance, and supporting the social emotional needs of students.

Kyla Cretekos
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Key Responsibilities
Develops and leads alumni connectivity initiatives, including the regional alumni newsletter, social media, and website
Builds and manages community partnerships to support alumni professional development through events and experiences
Supports alumni from corps years 2014 to 2019