Tami Hill-Washington, Ed.M.
Tami Hill-Washington, Ed.M. joined Turnaround for Children in 2014 as an Instructional Coach in Newark, New Jersey. In 2017, she was promoted to Partnership Director. In this role, she manages school-level contracts and relationships for district-level leaders from the New York City Department of Education and personalized learning platforms.
Prior to Turnaround, Tami held a variety of positions within the K-12 system serving as a social studies teacher (grades 5-12), dean of students (grades K-4), assistant principal (grades K-2) and instructional coach consultant. Previously, Tami worked in a top-performing charter management organization, Success Academy, where she was a dean of students, assistant principal for K-2, and adjunct professor with Touro College in conjunction with Success Academy’s alternative teacher license program. As an adjunct professor, she taught graduate students curriculum development and classroom management for students with disabilities (SPED), supervised field experiences for general education and SPED grades 1-6 and supervised teacher practicum in SPED grades 1-6.
Tami holds an Ed.M. in organizational leadership from Teachers College Columbia University, an M.A. in education from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Sociology from St. Cloud State University.
Who do you admire most in your life?
My family — husband Curtis and children Kyle and Tyler. My three strong black men are extremely dedicated and passionate about living life to the fullest. Our belief in each other to achieve our hearts’ desires propels us to higher levels for our life goals. We believe our condition is not our conclusion.
What motivates you?
I am motivated by my biological children and by the students I work with every day in schools. I am enamored with their intelligence, resilience and curiosity for the world around them. I feel privileged to be in their presence and to learn alongside them.