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Michelle Mercado, Michelle Mercado, Senior Vice President of TNTP

Michelle Mercado brings nearly two decades of experience in education including her time as a teacher in New York City and an Academic Director in Bukoba, Tanzania. Michelle currently works as the Senior Vice President of Consulting for TNTP, a national education nonprofit focused on ensuring all students have access to a high quality education. In this role, Michelle oversees TNTP’s portfolio of consulting work across the country with a focus on building thriving teams across the country and positioning TNTP to achieve impact. Michelle is also a member of Education Leaders of Color and a Latinos for Education Board Fellow.

She supports Rocketship because she believes that all students deserve an education that sets them up to meet the goals they have for themselves. She’s seen how Rocketship provides a caring, engaging and community-oriented educational experience that ensures all students are thriving. She is honored to be able to contribute to Rocketship’s mission and vision.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Western Illinois University and a Master’s in the Science of Teaching from Fordham University.