Meet TNTP's leadership team: 20 people who shape the organization's goals, services and strategy.
Tonya HortonVP, Client Team
Tonya Horton oversees a diverse portfolio of client work that integrates TNTP’s approaches on academics, talent management, and supportive environments for students and teachers.
Previously, as a Partner, Tonya developed and led CamdenPLUS, TNTP’s principal training program in Camden, New Jersey, and led the PLUS evaluation working group, which created the PLUS evaluation system and rubric. She also supported TNTP’s leadership development work in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, and Oklahoma.
Before joining TNTP, Tonya served as the President of Teaching Trust, a leadership development nonprofit in Dallas, Texas. In 2008, Tonya joined the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s District and School Transformation Division where she served as a High School Portfolio Manager supporting 16 turnaround high schools and then as a district Transformation Coach for superintendents. Prior to her work in North Carolina, Tonya was a team leader, assistant principal, principal, and central office specialist in Plano, Texas.
Tonya began her career as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and was awarded the Ben Craig Teacher of the Year Award for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. She holds a BA in history education and MA in history from North Carolina Central University and an MEd and EdD in educational leadership from the University of North Texas.