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Tomeka Hart - Member

Tomeka Hart serves as the Vice-President, African-American Community Partnerships for Teach For America.  She is responsible for building national and regional alliances and partnerships within the African-American community, including civil rights groups, policy organizations, HBCUs and media outlets.  Prior to joining Teach For America, Hart served as the president and CEO of the Memphis Urban League.  She has taught middle and high school, and she has maintained a labor and employment law practice.  Hart was elected to the Memphis City Schools Board of Commissioners in 2004, and re-elected in 2008.  She served as Board President 2008-2009.  In 2011 Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appointed Hart as a Commissioner of the Education Commission of the States, a national non-partisan organization that helps states develop education policies. Former Tennessee Governor, Phil Bredesen, selected Hart for Tennessee’s Race to the Top team, and he appointed her to the state’s 15- member Teacher Evaluation Advisory Committee, and the First to the Top Advisory Council. She serves on the Steering Committee of the Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE).  Hart holds a B.S. degree in Marketing Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, an M.B.A. from Kennesaw State University, and a J.D. from the University of Memphis.

Background

Organization

Teach For America

Title

Vice President,
African-American Community Partnerships