Nuestro equipo de liderazgo tiene casi 60 años de experiencia combinada en educación a todos los niveles, desde la dirección de aulas de clase hasta la creación de políticas federales.

Equipo de Liderazgo

Gary Briggs

Master Navigator - New Orleans

A New Orleans native, Gary Briggs has attended private, Catholic, charter, and traditional public schools. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science from Texas Christian University and served as a White House Intern in the Obama administration upon graduation. Afterwards, Gary joined Teach For America and returned to New Orleans to teach English Language Arts. He served as 5th and 6th grade Team Leader at Harriet Tubman Charter School for four years. In 2015, his experiences as a student and teacher in New Orleans’ schools were chronicled by The Times Picayune. Today, Gary serves as New Orleans’s Master Navigator and works to support families and students across the Greater New Orleans area.

Timothy Daly

Socio Fundador

El socio fundador, Tim, aporta 17 años de experiencia en educación pública a EdNavigator, incluida su actuación como maestro en instituciones educativas urbanas, líder organizacional y experto en creación de políticas. Antes de fundar EdNavigator, se desempeñó junto a Ariela Rozman como presidente de TNTP, una organización sin fines de lucro líder en educación que se asocia con los sistemas escolares y los estados para garantizar que todos los estudiantes reciban excelentes maestros. Durante sus ocho años en la función, TNTP se convirtió en una de las fuentes principales de investigación innovadora y una voz independiente respetada en cuestiones de calidad docente. Antes de unirse a TNTP en 2001, Tim dictó cursos de Estudios Sociales en la escuela media Northeast Middle School en Baltimore. Ha obtenido un máster en Enseñanza en la Universidad Johns Hopkins y es licenciado en Estudios de la Civilización Americana de la Universidad Northwestern. Vive en Chicago con su esposa y sus dos hijos.

Nelida Garcia

Director of Partnerships and Outreach

Nelida's career has focused on increasing educational opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Prior to joining EdNavigator, Nelida spent six years at the University of Chicago, where she managed employer partnerships and career programs serving first-generation and low-income students. She also led the office's first diversity, equity, and inclusion team, launching initiatives for students, staff, and employers seeking to diversify their talent pipelines. Nelida began her career at Uncommon Schools, where she focused on school operations and college access at a charter high school in Brooklyn, NY. Nelida received her bachelor's degree in Sociology from Harvard University and is a proud first-generation college graduate. She currently resides in her hometown of Chicago.

Ava Ivy, SPHR

Directora de Recursos Humanos

Ava Ivy tiene más de 30 años de experiencia administrando recursos humanos, dando forma a las culturas organizacionales de alto desempeño y promoviendo iniciativas de diversidad, equidad e inclusión. Fue capitana del ejército de los Estados Unidos y ha apoyado a empresas que abarcan una amplia gama de industrias a lo largo de su carrera incluyendo Enesco, Cosi, Kraft, PwC y Coors Brewing Company, entre otras. Antes de unirse a EdNavigator, Ava se desempeñó como líder de recursos humanos para Cards Against Humanity y como directora administrativa del Northern Seminary en Lisle, Illinois. Tiene un doctorado en organización y gestión empresarial de la Universidad de Capella en Minneapolis y una maestría y una licenciatura en comunicación de la Universidad Southern Illinois. En su iglesia, Ava ministra como directora de educación cristiana, en el ministerio de la mujer y el matrimonio, y como líder de adoración. Ella y su esposo son entusiastas de los viajes y les encanta jugar juegos de mesa.

David Keeling

Socio Fundador

David Keeling tiene 16 años de experiencia en comunicación estratégica y educación pública. Durante la última década y media, sus palabras han aparecido en anuncios de contratación de docentes en el metro de la ciudad de Nueva York, en los medios informativos desde Education Week hasta The New York Times y en los comentarios y mensajes de algunos de los líderes de educación más destacados del país. Antes de EdNavigator, se desempeñó durante seis años como vicepresidente de comunicaciones para TNTP y dirigió las estrategias de comunicación, comercialización y publicación de la organización. También proporcionó asesoramiento al personal de TNTP, a las agencias estatales de educación y a los sistemas educativos urbanos a nivel nacional acerca de la comunicación con los profesores, los padres, los líderes escolares y otros interesados. Es licenciado en Inglés de Middlebury College y vive con su esposa y sus dos hijos en Chicago.

Kate McGovern

Editorial Director

(she/her/hers) Kate McGovern is a writer and communications specialist with a passion for storytelling in service of great schools for every child and family. She started her career at the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York City, where she directed Shakespeare productions with middle schoolers at Harlem’s National Black Theatre. Since then, she has worked in district, charter, and private schools in New York and London. Most recently, she spent five years as the Director of Publications for TNTP, leading the writing and editing of publications like The Opportunity Myth. Kate is also a published author of fiction for young adults. A native of Cambridge, MA and a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, she holds a BA in American Studies from Yale and a master’s degree in anthropology from Oxford. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and young daughter.

Meghan Stroh

Lead Navigator for National Services

(she/her/hers) Meghan Stroh got her start in education as a Teach For America corps member in New Orleans in 2008. She served for eight years as a chemistry teacher and instructional coach at L.W. Higgins High School, where she was named 2011 Teacher of the Year and founded the school’s first-ever AP Chemistry course. She went on to become Dean of Curriculum and Instruction and Assistant Principal at Jefferson RISE charter school before returning to the chemistry classroom at Livingston Collegiate Academy. Meghan has a BS in Chemistry and a BA in American Studies from Texas A&M University and an MA in Public School Leadership from Columbia University’s Teachers College.

Becca Tisdale

Director of Programs

Becca brings to EdNavigator almost two decades of experience in K-12 education. Most recently, Becca was the Executive Director of Talent Pipelines and Professional Growth atDetroit Public Schools Community District, where she developed programs and partnerships to recruit new talent and develop existing staff members. Before her time at DPSCD, Becca spent9 years at the national education nonprofit TNTP, where she developed and launched multiple teacher training and certification programs and advised school and district leaders in school districts across the country on their academic and talent strategies. Becca started her education career in the classroom, where she spent 9 years as a special education teacher.Becca is an alum of Western Michigan University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She earned a master's degree in curriculum and instruction at Michigan StateUniversity. Becca lives in East Lansing, Michigan with her wife and daughter.

Shantelle D. Wright

Chief Program Officer

(she/her/hers) A proud resident of the District of Columbia, Shantelle D. Wright has dedicated her 20-year career to eradicating inequality and advancing educational excellence. Prior to joining EdNavigator as Chief Program Officer in 2021, she was the Founder and CEO of Achievement Prep, an award-winning charter school network in Washington, DC that prepares students in Ward 8 to excel in high school, college, and beyond. Shantelle was selected as one of 13 outstanding leaders to complete the Building Excellent Schools (BES) fellowship, a highly competitive, yearlong training program in urban charter school creation and leadership. She is also a licensed attorney with a JD from The George Washington University School of Law and holds a BA in Sociology from Hampton University.