Meet TNTP's leadership team: 17 people who shape the organization's goals, services and strategy.
Michelle MercadoVP, Client Team
Michelle Mercado 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, Michelle led TNTP’s academic strategy, leader and teacher recruitment, and development and effectiveness work in Memphis, Philadelphia, and Camden. She also supported numerous TNTP teacher training programs, including the Memphis Teacher Talent Initiative, Memphis Teaching Fellows, Nashville Teaching Fellows, and the NYC Teaching Fellows.
Michelle also served as the Academic Director for Kibeta English Medium Primary School in Bukoba, Tanzania, where she managed teacher effectiveness initiatives, conducted analyses of student performance to drive school-wide changes in instruction, and was a classroom teacher for preschool through seventh grade in English, vocational skills, and computer science.
Michelle began her career as a New York City Teaching Fellow and taught sixth grade in the Bronx, NY. She holds a BA in Political Science from Western Illinois University, and an MA in the Science of Teaching from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education.