Board of Directors

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Dr. Diarese
George

Founder & Chairman


Director of Recruiting at Nashville Teacher Residency


As the Director of Recruiting, Diarese designs and implements the Nashville Teacher Residency’s recruiting strategy. He also trains and supports residents and mentor teachers in one of our partner schools. Prior to joining NTR, he served as a Career Technical Education teacher instructing high school business courses for five years. During that time, he served as a lead instructor for the high school’s career Business and Finance Academy, member of the instructional leadership team and an academy lead in cross-curricular collaboration for project-based learning. He has completed education leadership fellowships for Education Pioneers, the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and Hope Street Group. Diarese holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Masters in Corporation Communications from Austin Peay State University. He also obtained an MBA and a Doctorate in Education Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University.

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Laura
Delgado

Vice Chairman


Program Director, Pionero Scholars Program at Lipscomb University


Laura Delgado is the Program Director for the new Pionero Scholars Program at Lipscomb University. This new initiative seeks to increase enrollment of Latino and other minority students in Lipscomb’s College of Education and offers academic merit scholarships to these future teachers. Laura, a Cuban-American, came to Nashville from Houston to complete her B.A. and M.A. at Vanderbilt University. Since then she has worked at Conexion Americas and Teach for America and is passionate about college access and success for immigrant and refugee students and culturally responsive teacher preparation.

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Erin
Glenn

Secretary


Teacher, Hamilton County Schools


Erin Glenn is an eighth-grade social studies teacher and team leader at East Lake Academy of Fine Arts in Hamilton County Schools. Within her local district she has facilitated after-school social studies support sessions and was a presenter at the Tennessee Association of Middle Schools (TAMS) Conference on differentiated instruction. Erin’s experience with the Tennessee Department of Education includes serving as a TNCore United States History and Geography Coach, member of the social studies advisory committee, and item reviewer to explore field test items for state assessments. In addition to teaching advanced placement economic courses for Village Virtual, she is one of three local teachers serving on the Chattanooga 2.0 steering committee, a community collaborative designed to strengthen public education.
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Indira
Dammu

Policy Analyst


Senior Policy and
Research Analyst


Indira provides policy and research analysis that advances a more effective public education system in Tennessee. Prior to joining SCORE, she worked as a policy analyst at North Carolina New Schools in Raleigh, providing research support on competency-based education. Originally from India, she earned her Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University and her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. Indira was a middle school math teacher in Baton Rouge and a high school college readiness teacher in New Haven.

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Jonathan Bolding

Member


Program Manager of Engagement, UnBoundEd


After several years in the non-profit social services industry, Jonathan Bolding entered the field of education. He began his tenure as an educator in Metro Nashville Public Schools. He taught Special Education to students in both self-contained and inclusive settings in high-priority schools. He then transitioned to teaching Gifted Students in a Blue Ribbon Academic Magnet School. He now works for the Tennessee Department of Education impacting students and districts across the state of TN.

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Mary-Owen Holmes

Member


Teacher,
Maury County Public Schools


Mary-Owen Holmes is a 7th grade social studies teacher at Spring Hill Middle School in Maury County. Mary-Owen serves as instructional coach for Problem-Based Learning, teacher liaison for the MCPS Tennessee Teacher Leader Network team, cheerleading coach, and on the school leadership team. She is a 2017-2018 Hope Street Group Tennessee Teacher Fellow as well as an alumna of the SCORE Tennessee Educator Fellowship. She is passionate about the impacts of technology, diversity, and cultural/current events education within schools is a member of the Tennessee Council for Social Studies and the National Council for Social Studies, while also serving as a board member for the Social Studies Chat Network (#sschat). In the past, Mary-Owen has worked as an admissions recruiter for non-traditional students at Lipscomb University. Mary-Owen holds a B.A. in Political Science/Communications and a M.Ed. in Teaching, Learning, and Leading, and an Ed.S. in Technology Integration from Lipscomb University.

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Ian
Bridges

Member


Student, University of Michigan


Ian is a first year Dual MBA/MA Ed leadership and Policy student at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and School of Education, with focuses in Strategy and Management & Organizations. Prior to graduate school, he was an educator in the Detroit Public School system and worked as a National Manager of Recruitment and University Partnerships for Teach For America. Ian also completed a summer consulting engagement through the Education Pioneers program supporting diversity recruitment initiatives for the Tennessee Department of Education. Ian is very passionate about educational equity and is committed to improving the quality of public school systems across the nation. Ian earned his BA in Business Administration from Morehouse College.

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Dr. Louis C. Glover

Member


Educational Studies Department Team-Chair and Call Me MiSTER Site Director, University of Tennessee at Martin


Dr. Glover currently teaches at The University of Tennessee at Martin’s department of Educational Studies. While his teaching assignments vary, he usually teaches secondary science teaching methods, multicultural education, statistics, and research courses. Prior to joining UT-Martin, in 2011, for 23 years, he taught secondary chemistry, physics, and mathematics in Louisiana and Texas. In addition to teaching, he develops and conducts STEAM camps for elementary, middle, and high schools students. He is also the director of Call Me MiSTER, a UT Martin initiative to recruit males of color into K-8 and special education.