Meet TNTP’s New CEO, Tequilla Brownie

On January 1, 2022, Tequilla Brownie officially became TNTP’s new CEO. Tequilla knows that a great education can break the cycle of intergenerational poverty—because that is her story.

Raised by grandparents who were sharecroppers in the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in rural Arkansas and went on to graduate from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. From there she earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as well as an Ed.D. in Education Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Memphis. That experience ignited a passion for improving public education as way to interrupt generational poverty and create opportunities for all students—a passion that ultimately brought her to TNTP.

Watch the video above to learn more about Tequilla’s story and how it has shaped her vision for TNTP and for public education.

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TNTP is the nation’s leading research, policy, and consulting organization dedicated to transforming America’s public education system, so that every generation thrives.

Today, we work side-by-side with educators, system leaders, and communities across 39 states and over 6,000 districts nationwide to reach ambitious goals for student success.

Yet the possibilities we imagine push far beyond the walls of school and the education field alone. We are catalyzing a movement across sectors to create multiple pathways for young people to achieve academic, economic, and social mobility.

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