Urban Teachers

We are a mission-driven team dedicated to providing students in urban communities with highly effective teachers. More than half of us are former educators, lending our classroom and school experiences to build upon our theory of change. Although we come from different backgrounds, we are all committed to equity, inclusivity and ensuring every student receives a great education. Our mission is what binds us together as colleagues and helps guide every decision.

Leadership Team

Peter Shulman
Chief Executive Officer

Crystal Coache
Chief of Staff

Jacqueline Greer
Chief Program Officer

Anthony Hernandez
Interim Executive Director, Dallas

Charelle James
Executive Director, Baltimore

Candace Smith
Executive Director, DC

Roxanne White
Chief Academic Officer

Board of Directors

Vince Talbert (Chair)
CMO/Co-Founder, Bill Me Later

Sekou Biddle
Vice President of Advocacy, UNCF

Terri Freeman
President, National Civil Rights Museum

Gary N. Geisel
Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Provident Bankshares Corp.

Dianne Houghton
Senior Advisor, Library of Congress

Heidi Ramirez

Peter Shulman
Chief Executive Officer, Urban Teachers

Shayne Spalten
Director, Education, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Adrienne Williams
Curriculum Manager, Center City Public Charter Schools