Tyler Clark-McLendon

Senior Manager, Academics


Tyler is an expert in literacy teaching, instructional coaching, instructional leadership, and change management strategy. They have more than a decade of teaching and coaching experience.

Tyler received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in elementary administration and leadership. Tyler was an elementary school teacher for eight years, and a literacy/instructional coach for four years. All of their school-based experiences were for Title I communities. Tyler’s work with the Early Literacy Network allowed them to work with multiple districts (both rural and urban) across the state to build knowledge and capacity for district and school leaders, as well as for thousands of teachers, to improve students’ early literacy outcomes. Their current work on the TN ALL Corps high-dosage tutoring project takes isolated literacy services and scales them out, supporting the state and TNTP’s many district partners in building coherent experiences that accelerate learning for all students.

TNTP is powered by our people, and I could not be more excited to show up to work each day in order to collaborate, problem-solve, and challenge the status quo along with my colleagues.

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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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