Normandi Amprey Continues a Legacy of Leadership after Several Years of Service with Teach For America-from the Corps (Baltimore 2009) to Development and Finance.
BALTIMORE, MD—After a search process led by a hiring committee of Teach For America (TFA) Baltimore staff, alumni, and board members, Normandi Amprey has been named the region’s next Executive Director. Normandi will follow the current Executive Director Courtney Cass, who led the region to new heights during her 11 years of leadership, starting June 7, 2021.
“TFA Baltimore has an outstanding history of producing excellent teachers, principals, public servants, and other leaders who have impacted the educational landscape for nearly 30 years. All students in Baltimore deserve access to opportunities that will grant them financial freedom and futures filled with possibility. Energized by the vision to transform student outcomes in Baltimore, it is my privilege to lead the charge for organizing TFA’s network of 1,300 and reimagining how we partner with the broader community toward this shared goal,” said Normandi Amprey, incoming Executive Director of TFA Baltimore.
Normandi began her teaching career as a 2009 TFA Baltimore corps member. From there, she taught for six years—four of those in Baltimore City Schools. During her 11-year tenure in education, Normandi has also served as a school community liaison optimizing school-parent partnerships and directing parent and community engagement efforts for the KIPP network of schools in Camden, New Jersey. She joined the staff at TFA Baltimore in 2016, and in her most recent position as Senior Managing Director of Development and Finance, Normandi led a team that raises six million dollars annually and served as a member of the leadership team co-creating regional vision and strategy.
Normandi earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Spelman College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. She is a 2010 Fulbright-Hays fellowship recipient.
“I am so excited for the next chapter of TFA Baltimore under Normandi’s leadership. Having worked closely with Normandi over the past five years, I have seen her commitment, vision, and ability to make things happen firsthand. I am confident that she and our incredible team will take our work and impact to the next level,” said Courtney Cass, Executive Director of TFA Baltimore.
The community will have an opportunity to officially welcome Normandi during the annual First Taste of Baltimore event, June 5, 2021. Attendees who pre-registered for the celebration will enjoy a drive-through meal pickup featuring local restaurants. The program will be hosted virtually and kick off with a celebration of the past ten years followed by a student performance, tribute to Courtney Cass, an introduction of the new Executive Director, and welcome to the incoming 2021 corps members.
About Teach For America Baltimore
Since 1992, Teach For America Baltimore has recruited and developed a diverse corps who make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand opportunity for children. Our Baltimore network of 1,300+ alumni and corps members continue to work in classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shape the broader systems in which schools operate. Alumni make up 11 percent of Baltimore City Schools Principals, and with 165 corps members placed at 70 partner schools and 400 plus alumni working in the classroom, Teach For America Baltimore reaches over 30,000 students. Teach For America Baltimore is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. For more information, visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
About Teach For America
Teach For America works in partnership with 350 urban and rural communities across the country to expand educational opportunity for children. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding leaders who make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to end educational inequity. Today, Teach For America is a force of over 64,000 alumni and corps members working in over 9,000 schools nationwide in pursuit of profound systemic change. From classrooms to districts to state houses across America, they are reimagining education to realize the day when every child has an equal opportunity to learn, lead, thrive, and co-create a future filled with possibility. Teach For America is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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