As an Engagement Manager, Tonya is responsible for creating and supporting the implementation of customized instructional supports for schools participating in the National Center’s Excellence for All initiative. Prior to joining the National Center, Tonya was the Director of Implementation for the School Achievement Services division of Pearson. She served as a Common Core State Standards implementation thought partner and leadership specialist to districts and schools across the country. Previously, Tonya worked as a Project Manager and literacy and leadership Field Specialist for America’s Choice. Before joining the organization in 2007, she served in an America’s Choice school as a model classroom teacher, Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal and Principal.
With over 20 years of experience as an educator, Tonya has served as an instructional facilitator, technical writer, and staff developer for various public, charter, private, and parochial schools throughout the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.