As we close out our 20th year, we wanted to share a few reflections from some of the TNTP staff members who bring the passion, heart and smarts to our mission.
Our virtual work environment means staff have the flexibility to choose where they work and how to structure their day. But what does that look like in practice?
Karolyn Belcher, TNTP’s current EVP of New Teacher Effectiveness, will replace Tim Daly as president of TNTP by summer 2015. Here, Karolyn talks about her lengthy experience in the classroom, why life at TNTP is never boring, and what she looks forward to as TNTP’s next president.
Yesterday, we announced Ariela Rozman and Timothy Daly will transition out of their roles at TNTP by summer 2015. Two senior executives, Daniel Weisberg and Karolyn Belcher, will lead TNTP going forward. Here, Dan talks about his journey from law into education, what inspires him to come to work every day, and why TNTP's future excites him.
TNTP is embarking on a new strategy to grow its expertise and deepen its impact on public schools and students. As part of this strategy, CEO Ariela Rozman and President Tim Daly will transition out of their roles, passing the baton to senior TNTP leaders Dan Weisberg and Karolyn Belcher. Today, Tim and Ari reflect on 14 years at TNTP—and what lies ahead.
Layla Avila took a chance on TNTP fifteen years ago, when she'd been teaching in Compton, CA and the organization was barely a start-up. Since then, she's led teacher pipeline programs from coast to coast and has helped TNTP grow, all while staying focused on the mission that inspired her from day one: a great teacher for every child.
We encourage the schools and districts we work with to do the hard work of using data to assess their progress towards goals, and we hold ourselves to the same standard. That's why we're embracing our inner data nerds and constantly collecting and using data of all kinds to inform our work and help us grow.
Ten years ago, TNTP published a report that changed our organization in a permanent way. We just wanted to disprove what we saw as widely believed myths with rich data; instead, Missed Opportunities caused us to make policy research a core component of our work.
Education policy debates are often polarized and oversimplified. Take class size: while unmanageable sizes need to be dealt with, lowering sizes across the board can do as much harm as good. Personal points of view can add even more nuance, leading us to politely knock heads.
We're virtual: one out of three TNTPers works at a district or school, and almost everyone else works from a home office. Being virtual helps us better understand our clients and keep talented staff over the long haul, and we've learned how to make it work well.