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Metro Atlanta Profiles

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Nancy Hanks

Chief of Schools for Elementary

Madison Public School District

Region: Metro Atlanta, '04

Having gone from a life poverty on the west side of Chicago to becoming a Harvard graduate, Nancy Hanks knows firsthand that students' futures are not predetermined by their personal circumstance.


T. Morgan Dixon

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Region: Metro Atlanta, '00

T. Morgan Dixon (Metro Atlanta '00) is the co-founder and director of GirlTrek, a national movement to activate one million Black women to be change makers in their lives and communities—by walking in their neighborhoods.


Aisha Dennis


Federal Public Defender of the Northern District of Texas

Region: Metro Atlanta, '08

TFA prepared Aisha to be a successful attorney. The experience gave her a deep connection to high-needs communities, taught her how to build relationships, and made her a better advocate.


Laura Tapper

Former Assoc. Director of Admissions

Tufts University

Region: Metro Atlanta, '06

As associate director of admissions, Laura focused on issues of college access and success with a holistic perspective that she credited to her time as a kindergarten teacher in the corps.


Alyssa Elmore, Ph.D.

College Counselor and Seminar Instructor

Chicago Bulls College Prep, Noble Network of Charter Schools

Region: Metro Atlanta, '08

After several years of pursing her Ph.D. in education policy and leadership, Alyssa is now back in a K-12 environment. She goes to work everyday with a drive to make sure all students know their voices are valuable.


Rosaline Tio

Program Evaluation Analyst

Georgia Governor's Office of Student Achievement

Region: Metro Atlanta, '11

Rosaline says her experience as a high school math teacher has been invaluable in developing a nuanced lens for her role in the Georgia Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.


Ben Sperling

Co-Founder & Former COO, Board Member

Next Generation Men & Women

Region: Metro Atlanta, '12

Ben Sperling's time in the classroom led him to create a nonprofit that brings college and career readiness to life for underserved students in Atlanta.


Chanel Cobey

STEM Program Specialist

Booker T. Washington High School

Region: Metro Atlanta, '09

As a Teach For America corps member, Chanel Cobey taught ninth grade biology at the historic Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta and says she fell in love with teaching. Today, she continues to develop relationships and inspire students to love science and math as the STEM program specialist at her school.  


Niambi Sampson

Chief of Schools

3DE Schools, Junior Achievement

Region: Metro Atlanta, '98

Niambi Sampson is the Chief of Schools for 3DE Schools, part of Junior Achievement, in Metro Atlanta. Learn how her experience with Teach For America shaped her work ethic and leadership skills, which she continues to use to serve low-income students.

Damon Bailey

Region: Metro Atlanta, '09

Damon Bailey is a seasoned education professional with more than 10 years of experience in public education and community revitalization in low-income communities.

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