Tamra Simpson is Teach Plus' California Policy Manager. Prior to joining Teach Plus, Tamra was an Assistant Administrator of Instructional Improvement and Academic Coaching for Adelanto Elementary School District. There she served as a site leader and focused on building the capacity of educators in efforts to create equitable learning opportunities for all students. Tamra previously served as Literacy Coach (K- 12) for several years in Riverside County. She has worked to advocate for and empower students, educators, and the communities she has served. Her career in education began in Southern California, where she developed a passion for providing intervention support to students who were slipping through the cracks of our education system. Tamra is passionate about empowering teachers and supporting transformational change in our education system.
Tamra holds a B.A in Liberal Studies from University of California, Riverside. She earned a M.A in English Language Learning from Western Governors University. Additionally, she holds a M.A in Education Administration from California State University, San Bernardino. In her free time Tamra loves to read and join book clubs. She enjoys learning new things, cooking, and exploring new places.