Meet our Fellows
Meet our Fellows

The IFE Leadership Fellowship is comprised of small cohorts of outstanding leaders from throughout the education ecosystem. Some lead school districts or nonprofits, others are social entrepreneurs and business leaders. IFE is committed to help accelerate their careers and support them making the kind of change that we all want to see.

Over 775k Black and Brown learners, and over 6 million indirectly, worldwide were impacted by the work of an IFE Fellow.

100% of the IFE Fellows “very much agree” that participating in the IFE consultancy helped them to make progress on a challenge affecting Black learners.

60% of our first cohort of IFE Fellows have already been promoted or advanced in their careers within 18 months of starting the program into positions such as superintendents and CEOs.

"I appreciate the tools and knowledge from experienced leaders and the new networks of friends I gained.”

IFE Fellow
2021 IFE Fellows
Antonio A. Saunders
Founder & CEO, The Experience Consulting Firm
Bernex Richardson
Senior Director, Solution Discovery, Guild Education
Breyon Williams
Researcher, Mathematica
Cameron White
Partner, NewSchools Venture Fund
Candace Stanciel
Partner, Inclusive Impact, New Profit
Choquette Hamilton
Founder & CEO, RISE Child Development Center, Inc.
Danny Lackey
Central Office Administrator, Merrillville Community School Corporation
Lateesha Thomas
Co-Founder & CEO, Onramp
Kareem Weaver
Co-Founder & CEO, FULCRUM
Osarugue “Michelle” Odemwingie
CEO, Achievement Network
Terrell Hill
Superintendent, Windsor Public Schools
Titilola (Titi) Harley
Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2019 IFE Fellows
Aida Bekele
Researcher/Consultant, Center for Intersectional Justice
Angela Romans
Partner, AchieveMission
Charissa Townsend
Vice President of Youth Programs and Recognition, Points of Light
Chris Motley
Founder & CEO, The Whether
Del Ruff
Senior Director Workforce and Education, American Institute of Architects
Harrison Peters
Chief of Schools, Hillsborough County Schools
Jason Carter
Executive Director, HiSET Program, Educational Testing Service
John Jenkins
Deputy Chief Officer, Program Implementation, New Leaders
Nardos E. King
Assistant Superintendent, Fairfax County Public Schools - Region 3
Nelcida Rodriguez
President, Innovative Scholars