Emily White— Director, Talent Recruitment, Teach For America
Emily White, Director, Talent Recruitment with Teach For America and Fellow with Building Excellent Schools, is the proposed Head of School. Ms. White was the Founding Assistant Principal of KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School, where she designed and led instruction and curriculum, oversaw professional development, and provided data-based coaching and actionable feedback to teachers. Ms. White led the humanities team to the highest scores in KIPP network history on the NWEA MAP Reading Assessment as well as students demonstrating growth in the 99th percentile on the Tennessee English I End of Course Exam. Prior to joining KIPP, Ms. White was Manager then Director of Teacher Leadership Development with Teach For America. As Director, Ms. White modeled best-practices with managers in classroom observations and teacher coaching conversations, maintained key district and community relationships, and coached corps members to diagnose needs based on student progress, resulting in a cohort of first-year English teachers “significantly exceeding growth” on Common Core-aligned state assessments. Ms. White began her career as a Teach For America Corps member teaching high school English in Charlotte, NC. Ms. White led her class to a 92% overall pass rate on the state writing assessment, positioning her school as the third-highest achieving high school of 21 high schools in the district. Ms. White received a B.A. in English and Communications from Wake Forest University.