Adeola Adegabi is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Texas Policy Fellow. Adeola teaches 4th grade ELAR at Wainwright Elementary School where she is serving as interim 4th grade level chair. Adeola served as 4th co-grade level chair in 2017 and was the 2016 New Teacher of the Year. In 2015, she served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Azerbaijan. She graduated from Rice University with a BA in Sociology and Policy Studies, with a concentration in Education Policy.
Derrick Adkins is a 2019 Teach Plus New Mexico Teaching Policy Fellow. Derrick teaches 11th and 12th grade social studies at Mark Armijo Academy in Albuquerque, where he serves as head of the social studies department and liaison to school administration. Derrick supports new teachers as the on-site teacher mentor, and has created and coordinates an evening school program for students in need of additional support to graduate. Derrick holds a license in school administration and serves as administration support specialist at his school site. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BA in History and an MA in Secondary Education and is completing his master’s in Education Administration at Eastern New Mexico University.
Sarah Alecozay is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Texas Policy Fellow. Sarah teaches AP Human and World Geography as a master teacher at CAST Medical High School. She has implemented professional development, developed AP course curriculum for the district, and has served as department chair at previous campuses. Sarah has led students in service learning projects, volunteer clubs, and project-based learning application of course work. She has also taught in Somerset and South San ISD and internationally in West Africa at The American International School of Niger in Niamey, Niger and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone. Sarah holds a BA in International Relations, a Masters in International Development, and a Principal Certification from Lamar University.
Ashley T. Alexander Schauer is a 2018-19 Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Ashley is a K-6th grade resource and Response to Intervention (RTI) teacher at Murphy Elementary School in El Sobrante, California. She is a member of the school site council, the student support team, and a Rising Leaders Fellow. Ashley previously served as the 504 coordinator and as a member of the instructional leadership team. She was a VISTA Corps member through AmeriCorps, supporting students and teachers in reading. She received her undergraduate degree from Humboldt State University and her credential and MEd in special education from Loyola Marymount University.
Sabrina Alexander is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Illinois Change Agent Teacher Leader. Sabrina is a diverse learner teacher at Thomas Honye Fine Arts Elementary School where she also serves as the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) lead. She is a second-time National Board Certified educator and has participated as a Rochelle Lee Study Group leader, a Chicago Area Writing Project consultant, a Chicago Public Schools framework partner, a REACH performance task writer, a Chicago Public Education Fund Summer Design program leader, and a Chicago Education For Education Action Research Leadership Institute Fellow. She holds an MA in Reading and Educational Leadership from Chicago State University, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University, and is ABD in Trauma-Informed Pedagogy.
Chantei Alves is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellow. Chantei teaches K1 inclusion at Young Achievers K-8 Science and Math Pilot School in Mattapan, MA, where she is also the K0-K1 team leader, K0-K1 instructional leadership team representative, and Lighthouse (social emotional and school culture) team member. Chantei is a member of the Boston Network of Black Student Achievement (BNBSA), a BNBSA SpEd Committee member, and an educator on The Teacher Collaborative Educator Council. Chantei graduated from Atlantic Union College with a BA in Pre-Med Biology and Chemistry minor and received her MEd in Education from Northeastern University.
Ron Anaya is a 2018-19 Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Ron teaches 9th grade world geography at Western Sierra Collegiate Academy (WSCA) in Rocklin, California. He founded and advises a DECA chapter at WSCA, whose student-run store has been nationally recognized for excellence, an accolade entered into the Congressional record by Rep. Tom McClintock. Ron has previously served as the English department chair, coached varsity baseball and volleyball, and served on the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) team. He is an active member of his community, serving on the Education Advisory Council for the 6th assembly district of California, a member of Post 169 of the American Legion (Roseville), and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. Ron received his BA in History from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and completed his graduate work at UC Davis.
Keane is a Computer Science and Engineering Teacher in the West Adams Neighborhood of Los Angeles. Keane has committed his career thus far to bringing innovative thinking about education and STEM topics to underserved communities. Keane loves to work on his YouTube channel, Mr. STEM, and spoke about creating instructional videos for classroom use at the California State Project Lead the Way Conference. He has a BA in Applied Mathematics from Loyola Marymount University and a Single Subject Credential from California State University Northridge.
Brionnie Andrews is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Nevada Teaching Policy Fellow. Brionnie is a 1st grade teacher at Ann Lynch Elementary School in Las Vegas, where she serves as grade level chair and member of the cultural competency committee. Brionnie previously worked in Seoul, South Korea and Madrid, Spain as an ESL instructor and cultural ambassador. She is an active alumna of The New Teacher Project. Brionnie earned a BS from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
James Anthofer is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Colorado Teaching Policy Fellow. James teaches 11th grade US history and AP US history at DSST: Cole High School, where he serves as the Senior Academy (11th and 12th grade) grade level chair and has previously served as the poetry slam sponsor. He is the founding US History teacher at Cole. James previously taught in schools in St. Louis and Cincinnati, where he served as a wrestling and football coach. He graduated from Grinnell College with a BA in English and received his MEd in secondary education in social studies from University of Missouri, St. Louis.