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In her role as Senior Program Operations Manager, Erin performs the behind the scenes program operations. A huge part of Erin's work is to be a source of information and support for our Fellows, starting from recruitment through enrollment. Consider her your go-to person for anything and everything! Prior to Arizona Teaching Fellows, Erin worked as Program Director for New Global Citizens a Phoenix-based nonprofit working to connect high school students across the United States to volunteer community projects across the globe. Additionally, she worked several years as a social worker in Phoenix, Arizona and served two years as an Education and Community Development Volunteer for the United States Peace Corps in the country of Georgia.
Contact Erin.Krapf@tntp.org if you have questions about the Fellows program.
Erin Thomas Tobin
Erin is thrilled as the Training and Effectiveness Manager to work with incoming Fellows who will raise student achievement as effective teachers this coming school year! Erin is originally from Detroit, Michigan, earned her B.A. in History and Sociology from the University of Michigan. She entered the profession of education through Teach For America and experienced her first two years of working in Surprise, Arizona, 7th grade teaching language arts and social studies. In those first two years, she served as differentiation committee chairperson, 7th grade team leader, and advisor to a service learning afterschool program. Thereafter, Erin taught for a third year in Washington D.C.’s KIPP DC: Key Academy as a 7th grade reading teacher. Upon returning to the Valley of the Sun, Erin obtained her Masters of Public Administration at Arizona State University while directing the HS Learning Academies and K-12 School Success program with Communities In Schools of Arizona. Erin feels that Arizona Teaching Fellows and The New Teacher Project provide the answer Arizona needs for real change in education in Arizona.
Currently Rachel serves as an Arizona Teaching Fellows Site Director. She has worked in a variety of roles over the past several years – teaching high school English in Baltimore City, recruiting teachers in DC, training new teachers in Philadelphia, & overseeing a special education certification program in Oakland. She originally became interested in the field of education when she interned with Teach For America while studying English at Texas A&M University. She later went on to receive her Masters in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University. When she’s not fighting to ensure that every child gets the excellent educational opportunities that they deserve, Rachel enjoys playing the piano, reading political biographies, and enthusiastically high-fiving her co-workers.
As Effectiveness Coach and Seminar Instructor, Jennifer is thrilled to share her educational expertise to develop the Teaching Fellows in Northeast Arizona and Phoenix. She is committed to building a strong professional learning community that advocates for children and promotes teacher effectiveness. She is a certified teacher in the areas of elementary and special education with a M.S. in Educational Leadership from Roosevelt University and B.A. in Special Education from Elmhurst College. As a special educator since 1998, she has worked extensively with children with various learning abilities and age groups. Originally from Illinois, Jennifer has taught in Barrington and Schaumburg School Districts. Upon moving to Arizona in 2008 with her family, she began working for Chandler School District. She is trained in several research-based literacy programs such as Wilson Language and Lindamood-Bell and is an expert in differentiation and designing intervention programs. As the leader of the school-wide RTI Reading Intervention Program at Weinberg School, she coordinated a program which resulted in her school being recognized as having students make the most significant growth in reading in the entire school district, as measured by DIBELS. Jennifer also has researched and developed several engaging learning games and tools as part of Astute Hoot, LLC and has consulted with various school leaders regarding best practices in RTI and reading intervention. Click here to meet Jennifer and learn more about the support she offers Fellows.
Jack serves as an Effectiveness Coach for Arizona Teaching Fellows Phoenix and Yuma Fellows. Prior to AZTF, he finished up his second year teaching at Tunica Middle School in Tunica, MS as a Teach For America 2010 Mississippi Delta Corps member. Jack taught Algebra 1 and Pre-Algebra to 8th grade students. Jack originally hails from Philadelphia, PA and studied Secondary Education in his time as an undergrad at Penn State University. His passion and career goals lie in teacher development, educational leadership, and curriculum/instruction. He serves a primary role in the development of highly effective Fellow teachers.
As the Program Associate at Arizona Teaching Fellows, Catie is excited to be a part of the Operations team that works behind the scenes to recruit and enroll our Fellows! Catie is originally from Charleston, South Carolina and received her B.A. in Latin American Studies and Spanish from Vassar College. She made her way to Phoenix to fulfill a term of service with the Americorps Public Allies Program. Through Public Allies and after, she worked as a Program Manager with New Pathways for Youth and supported many Phoenix teens to graduate from high school and make healthier choices in their life. Now, she is thrilled to be working to provide those same students with dedicated and effective teachers. When Catie isn't working, you can find her traveling around the southwest, cooking up delicious meals, or spending time at the dog park with her pup.
Arizona Teaching Fellows Is Hiring
By becoming a Pre-Service Training team member, you can help ensure that Fellows are ready to increase student achievement as soon as they enter the classroom.
Please see the job descriptions for the summer 2013 Instructor and Coach positions.
The first deadline for applications is January 4, 2013.