Jade Bradfish is excited to be on the Board of Phoenix International Academy. She is an alum of Teach For America's Phoenix Corps and taught lower elementary students in the Isaac School District for three years. After seeing the profound effect that changes in the law had on her students' education, she was inspired to go to law school and focus on public interest law. She currently works in the San Francisco Bay Area at a non-profit organization that provides free legal services for seniors.
Katie started her career in education as a 2002 Phoenix corps member where she taught kindergarten for three years in the Osborn School District. From 2005 to 2008, Katie held several roles on Teach For America’s Phoenix regional team focused on corps member support, teacher development, and student success. In 2009, Katie transitioned to Teach For America’s national organization, where she has been for the last seven years, serving as the vice president and senior vice president of Teach For America’s Teacher Support and Development team.
Kelli is thrilled to be a founding board member for Phoenix International Academy and can't wait to see the community-based learning in action once doors open in 2019. Over the past fifteen years she has worked in finance, compliance and operations at both Marquette University and Teach For America. Kelli is currently the Managing Director of Procurement at Teach For America where her team provides direction and support to the organization’s $100 million of annual spend through policy creation and enforcement, customized trainings and individualized team support during the procurement process. Originally from Wisconsin, Kelli has lived in Phoenix since 2007.