Senior Managing Director, CM and Alumni Leadership, Teach For America
After graduating from Oklahoma State University, Amber began her career in education teaching middle school Science in Phoenix, Arizona, with Teach For America. While teaching, Amber earned her Master’s degree in Secondary Education from Arizona State University in 2009, and moved to her home state to be a part of the founding Teach For America-Tulsa team.
Amber started as a Program Director in 2009, coaching 30 first and second year teachers to reach student academic and personal goals. Over the past decade, Amber has led corps members and staff across Oklahoma with a focus on leadership development and instructional excellence, and designed and implemented many TFA innovations including the region’s certification programming and Oklahoma’s Regional Institute. In her current role, she leads a team of 15 staff members to create leadership development and instructional support for 100 incoming corps members, 150 current corps members and 300 alumni in the Tulsa region.
Education: Master in Secondary Education with an emphasis on Science (Arizona State University), Bachelor of Arts in American Studies (Oklahoma State University)