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Michelle Mercado, Michelle Mercado, Senior Vice President of Consulting for TNTP

Michelle Mercado currently works as the Senior Vice President of Consulting for TNTP. TNTP is a national non-profit whose mission is to end the injustice of educational inequality by providing excellent teachers to the students who need them most and by advancing policies and practices that ensure effective teaching in every classroom. As the Senior Vice President of Consulting, Michelle oversees TNTP’s portfolio of consulting work across the country with a focus on building thriving teams across TNTP’s five regions and positioning TNTP to get to impact. Throughout her career at TNTP, Michelle has led TNTP’s academic strategy, leader and teacher recruitment, and development and effectiveness work in cities across the country. She also supported numerous TNTP teacher training programs, including the Memphis Teacher Talent Initiative, Memphis Teaching Fellows, Nashville Teaching Fellows, and the NYC Teaching Fellows.
Michelle began her education career as a New York City Teaching Fellow and taught sixth grade in the Bronx, NY. Michelle also served as the Academic Director for Kibeta English Medium Primary School in Bukoba, Tanzania, where she managed teacher effectiveness initiatives, conducted analyses of student performance to drive school-wide changes in instruction, and was a classroom teacher for preschool through seventh grade in English, vocational skills, and computer science.
Michelle holds a BA in Political Science from Western Illinois University and an MA in the Science of Teaching from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education. She is a Latinos for Education Board Fellow and a member of Education Leaders of Color. Michelle resides in Memphis, Tennessee where she is the proud mother of two children attending Memphis Shelby County Schools.