Maxeme Tuchman has been named executive director of Teach For America — Miami-Dade.
A native Miamian and graduate of Miami- Dade County public schools, Tuchman will be responsible for overseeing daily regional operations, building community partnerships and cultivating private, public and foundation support.
With more than 15 years of experience in public policy, education and coalition building, Tuchman will help Teach For America further its work as a partner in local efforts for educational excellence and equity.
“I am honored to work alongside so many community members committed to ensuring that all students have access to an excellent education that will prepare them for college and beyond,” said Tuchman. “I’m humbled and excited to have the opportunity to return to my hometown to work in partnership with students, families, educators and business, faith and civic leaders to help expand educational opportunities in our high-need schools.”
As a 2004 Teach For America corps member, Tuchman taught social studies at Miami Northwestern where she also coached the award-winning Urban Debate League team. Her commitment to educational equity and service to under-resourced communities led her to roles in the New York City Mayor’s Office under Mayor Bloomberg where she was instrumental in creating the NYC Service Office and the NYC Civic Corps service program, the DC Public Schools Office of Secondary School Transformation, the Harlem Children’s Zone and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She earned her master of business administration and master of public policy from Harvard University, and her bachelor’s degree from New College of Florida.
“We are thrilled to welcome Maxeme back to Teach For America and Miami-Dade, and to have her commitment to meaningful community partnerships and her enthusiasm for our great city guide her leadership as we continue to work toward greater educational opportunity for all students in our public schools,” said Leslie Miller Saiontz, chair of Teach For America — Miami-Dade advisory board.
Teach For America has been a community partner in Miami-Dade since 2003. This year, 300 Teach For America corps members reach 22,000 students in local public schools, while more than 230 program alumni call the area home and continue to work from all sectors for educational excellence and equity. Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach
For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. Today, more than 10,000 corps members are teaching in 46 urban and rural regions across the country, while 28,000 alumni work across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education.
For more information, go to www.teachforamerica.org