Our Leadership Council

The Leadership Council is an active cohort of professionals dedicated to supporting Teach For America - Metro Atlanta's efforts to eliminate educational inequity in our region. The Leadership Council seeks to support the mission of Teach For America through fundraising, network building, and thought leadership, and is made up of 22 Metro Atlanta leaders diverse in their experiences, identities, and perspectives.

  • Responsibilities of the Leadership Council
  • Benefits of Leadership Council Membership
  • Joining the Leadership Council

Leadership Council members formally agree to take their passion for education equity to the next level through the following activities:

  • Investing their time and ideas through bi-monthly meetings, engagement opportunities, and annual events.
  • Committing to personally giving and fundraising $1,500 or more to increase the number of high-quality seats in schools across Metro Atlanta.
  • Serving as an external voice and advocate of Teach For America in personal and business networks and in the broader Metro Atlanta community.
  • Educating themselves and advocating to their peers about how we can improve the education outcomes for low-income communities in Metro Atlanta.
  • Participating in various engagement opportunities with Teach For America corps members, alumni, and partner schools and organizations.

By joining Teach For America - Metro Atlanta's Leadership Council, members have:

  • Access to a diverse and growing network of Teach For America - Metro Atlanta's 1,500 rising leaders and professionals, including our regional Advisory Board.
  • Access to thought leaders and resources on the educational landscape in Metro Atlanta and the opportunity to actively participate in the conversation of educational equity in our city.
  • The opportunity to work with a large and successful non-profit and contribute to local impact.
  • Professional learning experiences and opportunity to hold leadership positions within the council.
  • Invitations to special Teach For America - Metro Atlanta events throughout the year.
  • Recognition on Teach For America - Metro Atlanta's regional website.


To learn more about Leadership Council membership, contact Annie Appleton at annie.appleton@teachforamerica.org.

Meet the Leadership Council

Global Sales Talent Supervisor, UPS
Senior Consultant Deloitte
Nashville 2014
Team Lead, Training and Program Management, Owners.com
Metro Atlanta 2010
Director, Alternative Certification Teach For America
Memphis 2010
Enterprise Risk Business Project Manager SunTrust Bank
Metro Atlanta 2015
Artist and Educator, DeKalb County School District
Human Resource Analyst, Koch Business Solutions
Greater Delta: Mississippi & Arkansas 2011
Advisory and Assurance Specialist, Cox Enterprises
Principal Automation Leader, Chick-fil-A Inc.
Charlotte-Piedmont Triad 2007
Sr. Manager, Customer Marketing Coca-Cola
Baltimore 2012
Individual Giving Manager, Woodruff Arts Center
Rio Grande Valley 2007
Consultant Bain & Company, Inc.
Metro Atlanta 2013
Program Manager Coca-Cola
Metro Atlanta 2013
Operations Supervisor McMaster-Carr Supply Company
Phoenix 2007
Financial Advisor Morgan Stanley
Metro Atlanta 2016
Teacher, Fulton County Schools
Miami–Dade 2006
VP of New School Development, Georgia Charter Schools Association
Greater New Orleans–Louisiana Delta 2009
Corporate Counsel
Senior Lead Advisor, Chick-fil-A Inc.
Metro Atlanta 2012
Operations Analyst, Gas South
D.C. Region 2010
Director of Data, Analytics, & Insights, Achieve Atlanta
New York 2009
Project Leader, The Boston Consulting Group