Melinda G. George

Melinda G. George

Melinda George, President, leads NCTAF’s charge to build a research-based framework of policies and practices that ensures every child has access to a competent, caring teacher in a school organized for success. Under Melinda’s leadership, NCTAF works to achieve the vision that all students will have equal access to effective teaching and opportunity that optimizes learning and realizes future success academically and economically....

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Elizabeth Foster

Elizabeth Foster

Elizabeth Foster, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, manages NCTAF’s research and policy analysis projects, program evaluation, and contributes to NCTAF’s development and direction. Prior to NCTAF, Elizabeth was the Research and Policy Associate at Recruiting New Teachers in Boston. Her work includes published research studies on policy and program developments in teacher recruitment, preparation and development topics, including...

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Ryan Brookshire

Ryan Brookshire

Ryan Brookshire, Office Manager, handles accounts, IT, logistics, and administration. Ryan also contributes to NCTAF’s outreach efforts. Prior to joining NCTAF, Ryan taught middle and high school English in Cologne, Germany for two years, initially on a Fulbright grant. Previously, he worked as a copy editor at Al-Ahram Weekly in Cairo, Egypt. Ryan received a Bachelor of Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts in German from the University of...

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