Meet TNTP's leadership team: 18 people who shape the organization's goals, services and strategy.
Tonya HortonExecutive Vice President, Talent and Culture
As Executive Vice President of Talent and Culture, Tonya Horton oversees TNTP’s efforts to attract, develop, and retain a diverse and talented staff in a culture where they are appreciated and able to do their best work for the students that we serve.
Previously, as a Partner, Tonya developed and led CamdenPLUS, TNTP’s principal preparation program in Camden, New Jersey, and lead the PLUS evaluation working group, which created the PLUS evaluation system and rubric. As Vice President, Tonya’s portfolio contained TNTP’s work in Camden, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, MO; and Lousiana.
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 teacher, 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 M.Ed and Ed.D in educational leadership from the University of North Texas.