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Tammi Thomas

Program Director

Tammi joined Turnaround for Children in 2016 as an Instructional Coach. In 2017, she was promoted to Program Director. In this role, she oversees the implementation of Turnaround’s model in two District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS).

Prior to joining Turnaround, Tammi served as a Director of Instructional Coaching at DCPS, providing coaching and supervision to school-based instructional coaches addressing academic and non-academic skills. She worked predominately in Wards 7 and 8 elementary schools, in communities with high concentrations of adversity and poverty. Tammi also worked with school leaders and staff on school reform initiatives, including school improvement plans and performance reviews at DCPS and at the D.C. Public Charter School Board.

Tammi earned an M.A. in politics and education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. She lives with her husband and two children in Maryland.

What is the greatest invention of all time?

The camera/video recorder. The ability to capture a moment in time and replay the events provides opportunities for individuals and communities to remember or share personal stories and historical moments in profound ways.

What motivates you?

I am deeply committed to helping children in high-poverty communities reach their potential through personal wellness and education. I am inspired by the transformative power of learning to change a young person’s life.

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