Cherese Brauer began her teaching career through The New Teacher Project’s D.C. Teaching Fellows program in DC Public Schools. With DC Public Schools, she served as an elementary teacher and literacy coach.
Debon Lewis is the founder and CEO of Transformative Growth Partners, an educational consulting firm. He is an educational leader and social entrepreneur.
MenSa Ankh Maa was raised in Mount Vernon, New York and attended public schools there before earning his BA in Psychology and African-American Studies at Syracuse University.
Meredith became a teacher in 2002 in order to use education as a vehicle to racial and social justice. She has experience as a practitioner and a leader at the middle and secondary school levels, in the out-of-school time field, and in the federal policy arena.
Shaylin Todd is a 2000 Teach For America corps member. Shaylin taught at the elementary level for 5 years in Baltimore before becoming a Resident Principal with New Leaders in 2005.