LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Patrick Haugh
Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Haugh has had an extensive career leading urban education improvement and innovation efforts across the country. Prior to joining Teaching Trust, Patrick was the Vice President of Program Investments at The Chicago Public Education Fund, a non-profit organization that applies principles of venture capital to transform public education in Chicago. He previously worked in strategic human capital consulting and was Assessment Manager at Chicago Public Schools, where he led the launch of an instructionally-focused, quarterly assessment program for more than 200,000 students across 500+ schools. Patrick was also a part of the founding team at The Grow Network, an internationally recognized leader in assessment reporting and personalized instruction. Patrick’s career in education began as a Teach For America corps member in the Bronx. He earned a BA in American Studies from Georgetown University and an MBA from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Alli Myatt
Chief Operating Officer

Alli Myatt is a strategic leader with over a decade of experience in education. Before joining Teaching Trust, she spent several years at Teach For America, where she led in a variety of roles, advising a portfolio of TFA regions on fundraising strategy, as well as leading TFA’s National District & School Partnerships Regional Support team. Prior to her work with TFA, Alli was Project Director at The New Teacher Project, overseeing effective teacher recruitment and hiring practices in Houston ISD, and also ran the Louisiana Teaching Fellows program. She began her nonprofit career as a funder to other nonprofits in the community development field, where she made grants and loans to social impact organizations around the U.S., managed a $20 million portfolio, and was a consultant for The Bridgespan Group, a strategy consulting firm focused on supporting nonprofits and foundations. Alli earned her BS in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Marvin Smith
Chief External Officer

Marvin Smith oversees the development and execution of next-generation revenue/funding, partnership, and communications strategies. Originally from the Greater Boston area, Marvin moved to Dallas from Washington, D.C., where he served as the Director of Government Affairs and Policy with the KIPP Foundation. While at KIPP, Marvin drove congressional outreach efforts, securing resources that enabled the growth of high performing charter schools nationwide and promoting stronger federal policies to support first generation college students. A frequent advisor to the CEO and board, he also oversaw the growth of new partnerships with DC-based think tanks and national civil rights organizations. Prior to the KIPP Foundation, Marvin managed government affairs and charitable giving programs at U.S. Cellular and district and state level advocacy initiatives at Illinois Network of Charter Schools. He is an alum of Loyola University Chicago and earned his MBA at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Marvin is a proud member of Education Leaders of Color. He and his wife, Ana, are excited to explore the vast DFW community as recent transplants.

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Stephanie Stewart, Ph.D.
Chief Learning Officer

Stephanie Stewart has almost twenty years of experience in education and has worked in a combination of charter and traditional public schools. Most recently, she served as Deputy Chief Academic Officer of Jefferson Parish Public Schools, the largest school district in Louisiana. For four years, Stephanie directed the district’s leadership program, providing professional development to principals, and she created a leadership pipeline program. She designed and executed the district’s competency-based principal selection process, used to hire more than 40 principals over a three year period. She also headed the performance management team, responsible for creating tools and supporting all teacher and principal evaluations, which were based equally on observation and measurable student outcomes. Stephanie started teaching as a Teach For America corps member in the Mississippi Delta and became a principal at Noble Street Charter School in Chicago through the New Leaders program. Stephanie earned her BS in Journalism from the University of Colorado, as well as a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction and a Ph.D. in School Leadership, both from the University of Mississippi.

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Marisa Wolf
Chief Program Officer

Marisa brings deep experience in program execution in education. Most recently, she spent five years as the Founding Executive Director of OneGoal-Houston, a school-based college persistence program that works closely with principals and their most effective teachers to lead underperforming high school students to reach their full potential and graduate from college. Under her leadership, OneGoal-Houston grew to partner with over forty schools across three school districts, serving more than 2,200 students and achievements results that redefined what was possible for college success. Prior to joining OneGoal in 2012, Marisa served as a Partner with The New Teacher Project (TNTP), where she was responsible for the overall implementation of first the Texas Teaching Fellows and then Georgia Teaching Fellows certification program. As Partner, she led statewide initiatives focused on teacher quality and ensured that only demonstrably effective teachers earned their certification. Prior to this role, she worked with TNTP for seven years, beginning as Senior Recruiter and then as Site Director for the Texas Teaching Fellows-Dallas site. Before her work with TNTP, Marisa taught middle school social studies, science, and math for four years as a Teach For America corps member and alumna in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Marisa holds a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.


OUR STAFF

PROGRAM

Kristen Econamaki
Managing Director, Leadership Development 

Lauren Frank
Program Officer – Richardson Garland

Dominique Gonzales
Program Manager – Richardson Garland

 

Khalil Graham
Managing Director, Leadership Development

Aaronthomas Green
Program Officer – Fort Worth

Sabiné Harvey
Managing Director, Leadership Development

 

Keri Hubbard
Managing Director, Leadership Development

Whitney Hurwitz
Program Officer – LEAD Dallas

Jill Isacson
Managing Director, Leadership Development

 

Teresa Khirallah-Jackson
Vice President, Program – North Texas

Samina Kingsley
Managing Director, Leadership Development

Lindyn Kish
Managing Director, Leadership Development

 

Kathryn Little
Managing Director, Leadership Development

Mohamad Maarouf
Managing Director, Leadership Development

Crystal Menzies
Managing Director, Leadership Development

 

Eneida Padro
Program Officer – Aspiring Leaders

Melissa Phillips 
Managing Director, Leadership Development 

Matt Pierson
Program Officer, Community of Educators

 

Julie Poluszejko
Managing Director, Leadership Development

Timothy Pruitt
Managing Director, Leadership Development

Courtney Robinson
Managing Director, Leadership Development

 

Ali Zubair Saiyed
Program Officer – Dallas

 

PLANNING, TALENT, AND OPERATIONS

 

Tori Allmendinger
Program Coordinator

Liz Bola
Director, Knowledge Management

Christa Camp
Senior Managing Director, Public Partnership & Expansion

 

Irena Cortez
Managing Director, People Operations

Erica Garcia
Managing Director, Knowledge Management

Melissa Hepburn
Program Coordinator

 

Britan Mills
Director, District & State Partnership

Ashley Radford
Manager, Planning, Talent, and Operations

Trevon Smith
Program Coordinator

 

Brittany Story
Program Coordinator

Hollie Swofford
Managing Director, Operations

Binti Thakkar
Director, Finance

 

Cassandra Thompson
Program Coordinator

Courtney Tungate
Managing Director, Talent Staffing & Recruitment

 

LEARNING

 

Shana Dinner de Vaca
Managing Director, Program Design

Vanity Jenkins
Senior Managing Director, Culturally Responsive Design

Jesse Mostipack
Managing Director, Data Scientist

 

Caroline Myrick
Junior Data Scientist

Matt Neal
Managing Director, Program Design

Emily Parrott
Director, Evaluation

 

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

 

Erica Barajas
Director, Development – Corporate Giving

Bianca Castro
Director, Communications & Marketing

Marcus Cunningham
Manager, Development Systems

 

Brilliance Jones
Managing Director, Community Engagement

Alicia McGlinchey
Director, Development – Individual Giving

Megan Wolfrom
Director, Development – Foundation Giving