Kristy M. Sullivan

Partner, Community Coalitions

Kristy is an expert in family, community and stakeholder engagement, working for more than a decade as an advocate for schoolchildren and families in the Memphis area, and across the country.

She began working with TNTP in 2010 helping with the organization’s overhaul of Memphis’s teacher recruitment and staffing practices. During the Great Recession of 2009, she saw an opportunity to support a project—improving the performance and compensation of teachers and school leaders in my community—that would have long-term impact on her family and generations to come.

Coming to TNTP not only opened a new career path but helped me find my personal calling, one that matched my love for the city of Memphis with the drive to be an advocate for children and families.

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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.

About TNTP

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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