Michelle Culver

Co-founder
Systems Learning Lab (at Teach For America)

Michelle Culver leads the exploratory space at Teach For America alongside an extraordinary network of leaders working on the future of learning at the intersection of equity & innovation. Prior to this intrapreneurship, Ms. Culver managed executive directors across 14 urban and rural regions in the Western U.S. and it's Sovereign Nations. In that capacity, she was responsible for 2,000 teachers, 10,000 alumni and 300 staff members, serving 200,000 students. While at Teach For America, Michelle has also launched & managed seven new sites, helped design & execute the leadership development of the 45-person national executive director team, and directly led regions during periods of transition. She was a founding member of Teach For America’s national Teacher Support and Development team and co-led the team charged with ensuring a shared vision for the national program strategy during a period of aggressive growth. Michelle started her career as a fifth grade teacher in Compton.

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