Amy Rae Foss

Senior Manager, Academics


Amy Rae has extensive educational experience as a teacher, coach, recruiter, and trainer. She is an expert in the intersection of language, literacy, and culture, supporting strong literacy instruction and multilingual learners.

Among her many roles, Amy Rae served as the Elementary Literacy Content Dean for Teach For America pre-service, supporting facilitators and designing sessions for more than 1,000 corps members (new teachers). She also served as an instructional coach in Eastern North Carolina, supporting K–2 teachers in learning and implementing best practices in early literacy. As the Head of Program for Teach For Cambodia, she recruited and trained new teacher fellows in ESL and STEM education. Additionally, Amy Rae has been an instructional coach at a K–8 dual-immersion school, going back into the classroom to teach second through fourth grade ELA to students in the Spanish immersion track. She has a master’s degree in management and has done years of project management work.

I am excited about TNTP building more coherence into our work for multilingual learners. Rather than seeing them as separate, we’re recognizing that these students are in all of our schools and serving them well serves everyone well.

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Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

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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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