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.
Phyllis Adkins is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Change Agent Teacher Leader. Phyllis teaches math and mentors Pretty Brown Girls at Adam Clayton Powell Academy. Her previous teaching experience includes working with Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools, and District 299 as a lead teacher, consultant teacher, and induction coach. She was an award recipient from Who’s Who Among America’s Teacher for three consecutive seasons. Phyllis won WGN/Sylvan’s Teacher of the Month the Foundation for Education/ JoAnna’s SHOPA Award for Innovative Teaching. She earned an MA in Elementary Education from National Louis University, Chicago, an MS in Educational Technology from Concordia University, River Forest, IL, and an MA in Organizational Leadership, With Triple Concentration in Training and Developing, Not-For-Profit, and Organizational Management from Lewis University, Romeoville, IL.
Derrick Adkins is a Teacher/Advisor at Siembra Siembra Leadership High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he serves as project teacher/advisor. Derrick is an accomplished level 3 teacher who supports new teachers as the On-Site Teacher Mentor. He created and coordinates an evening school program for students in need of additional support to graduate. Derrick currently 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 MA in Secondary Education and is currently completing his master’s program in Education Administration at Eastern New Mexico University.
Bethany Alberts is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Change Agent Teacher Leader. Bethany teaches middle school math at the Herzl School of Excellence. She is a member of the school’s instructional leadership team and the 3rd-8th grade math lead. She formerly taught at Amandla Charter School where she was the science department head and a member of the Foundations team. She is a Teach For America alum and worked as an instructional coach for corps members at Teach for America. She previously taught at Zavala Elementary School in Harlingen, Texas. She has been awarded four Chicago Fund for Education study group grants in her pursuit for professional growth. Bethany earned a BA in Criminal Justice and International Affairs from The George Washington University and an MEd in Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois Chicago.
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.
Arturo Alvarado is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Texas DFW Policy Fellow. Arturo is a 5th grade bilingual teacher and member of CILT leadership in the personalized learning institution of Dan D Rogers Elementary. After running a small start up, Arturo discovered his passion for education volunteering in rural schools in East Texas and was named Teacher Rookie of the Year and runner up of Teacher of the Year. Arturo earned a BA in Business Administration and Human Resource Development from the University of Texas at Tyler and received an Alternative Teaching Certification and is pursuing a Masters in Educational Leadership from Instituto de Estudios Universitarios in Puebla, Mexico.
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.