Teach For America Names Indy Leader

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Teach For America has named Rebecca Thompson Boyle executive director of its Indianapolis operation. She has been with Teach For America since 2008 and previously served as a senior analyst at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS).

July 25, 2013

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Rebecca Thompson Boyle has been named executive director of Teach For America-Indianapolis. In this role, she will be responsible for overseeing the organization’s daily regional operations, building community partnerships, and cultivating private, public, and foundation support.

Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, Thompson Boyle joined Teach For America in 2008 as a managing director on the finance team. After leading financial planning and analysis for more than four years, she went on to serve as chief of staff to the senior vice president of regional operations, where she provided critical strategic and operations support to help Teach For America further its work in regional efforts towards educational excellence and equity.

Prior to joining Teach For America, Thompson Boyle was a senior analyst at Goldman Sachs in their Asset Management division. She also worked as a consultant for both Arthur Andersen and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Thompson Boyle earned her Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and her Bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Notre Dame.

"I'm honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to return to my home state and join the many community members dedicated to this critical work," said Thompson Boyle. "Together we can deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for the students of Indianapolis."

"During her time at Teach For America, Rebecca has served as an invaluable thought partner and mentor to her fellow staff members," said Brad Leon, senior vice president of regional operations at Teach For America. "Her tremendous passion for the city of Indianapolis and her extensive track record of collaborating with diverse stakeholders to improve public education will be an incredible asset as she engages with parents, teachers, principals, and community partners across the region."

Teach For America has partnered with the Indianapolis community since 2008. This year, more than 180 Teach For America corps members will reach more than 11,000 students in local public schools. Another 290 alumni call the Indianapolis area home and continue working from all sectors for educational excellence and equity.

About Teach For America

Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. This fall, 11,000 corps members will teach in 48 urban and rural regions across the country, while 32,000 alumni work across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Source: Teach For America