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Tami Hill-Washington, Ed.M.

Program Director

Tami joined Turnaround for Children in 2014 as an Instructional Coach in Newark, New Jersey. In 2017, she was promoted to Program Director. In this role, Tami oversees the implementation of Turnaround’s model in two New York City schools.

Prior to Turnaround, Tami held a variety of positions within the K-12 system: social studies teacher (grades 5-12), dean of students (grades K-4), assistant principal (grades K-2) and instructional coach consultant. Previously, Tami worked in a top-performing charter management organization, Success Academy, where she was a dean of students, assistant principal for K-2, and adjunct professor with Touro College in conjunction with Success Academy’s alternative teacher license program. As an adjunct professor, she taught graduate students curriculum development and classroom management for students with disabilities (SPED), supervised field experiences for general education and SPED grades 1-6 and supervised teacher practicum in SPED grades 1-6.

Tami holds an Ed.M. in educational leadership from Teachers College Columbia University, a M.A. in education from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and a B.S. in sociology from St. Cloud State University.

Who do you admire most in your life?

My children Kyle and Tyler. Both of my boys are extremely dedicated to performing at the highest level both academically and athletically. Their drive and vision for the life they desire to live inspires me and makes me believe that all young people when given the opportunity and proper supports can choose the lives that they are passionate about and desire to live.

What motivates you?

What motivates me is my own children and the students I work with every day in schools. I am enamored by their intelligence, resilience and curiosity for the world around them. I feel privileged to be in their presence and learn alongside them.

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