ABOUT ENRICHED

OUR STORY

Founded in 2012 as one teacher’s day dream, Enriched has grown to become a national movement of educators, creatives and community leaders united on a mission to reimagine substitute teaching.

We believe that every day matters for kids and our communities are full of amazing people with skills and talents to share.

We’re on a mission to enrich lives, one classroom at a time.

OUR CORE VALUES HELP US MAKE DECISIONS, ALWAYS WITH KIDS AT THE FRONT AND CENTER.

COMMUNITY

We believe in the power of people.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

We care, beyond the ordinary.

CREATIVITY

We value spark and a fresh take.

MEET THE ENRICHED TEAM

We’re a team of doers, musicians and advocates. We’re math teachers, band-leaders and yoga instructors. We believe in community, creativity in education and the power of kids to change our world for the better.

Andre Feigler

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Andre Feigler

Founder/CEO dancer. entrepreneur. yoga doer. LinkedInTwitter

Andre started Enriched Schools in 2012 to bring more enrichment and meaningful sub days to kids in New Orleans. In addition to setting vision and leading growth for Enriched, she still jumps in to guest educate and shout out amazing schools and educators on the community care hotline (although she’s not the only one anymore).

Andre is a Teach For America alumna, former English teacher and holds a double major from Barnard College, Columbia University. She enjoys hot boiled crawfish and running, slowly.

Lynda Surajbali

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Lynda Surajbali

Talent Intake Coordinator New Yorker. ice cream lover. friend.

Lynda, an NYU graduate and native New Yorker, made her way from the “Big Apple” down to the “Big Easy” in the fall of 2014 after working in communications at CBS. On the human resources side at Enriched, she works diligently to ensure guest educator files are in tip-top shape and answer logistics questions from prospective applicants.

In her spare time, Lynda likes to hang out with friends, explore new sites in New Orleans and enjoy the rich cultural heritage that is the heartbeat of the Crescent City.

Sasha Munchak

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Sasha Munchak

Director of Finance and Operations organizer. dancer. health enthusiast. LinkedIn

Sasha is obsessed with consistency, follow-through and organizing. After learning to adore logistics at the American Dance Festival, she worked in operations and management at various small businesses.

When she’s not crunching numbers and coordinating the company’s behind-the-scenes, Sasha teaches children’s dance classes, and loves to cook, read and listen to Broadway showtunes. She is originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania and has a marketing degree from Marywood University.

Zaia Thombre

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Zaia Thombre

TN Regional Manager math nerd. half-Indian. middle child. LinkedInTwitter

Zaia, a native Ohioan and TFA alumna, has been in the education field for seven years. She received her Masters of Public Policy from Vanderbilt University in 2015 and taught 7th grade math at STEM Prep Academy before joining Enriched to help educator colleagues across TN.

Zaia holds an education degree from Heidelberg University, a little known liberal arts college most famously known for having the 2nd worst school mascot. She became a total math nerd thanks to all-girls math camp in 7th grade.

Steven Sanders

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Steven Sanders

Head of Community educator. minister. musician. LinkedInTwitter

Steven is passionate about teaching the next generation that anything is possible, a message he shared for seven years as band director and advisor at UIC College Prep on the west side of Chicago. A highlight of Steven’s career came in 2014, when he was selected as a Fishman Prize winner for Superlative Classroom Practice.

When Steven is not teaching or building community at Enriched, he can be found spending time with his loving wife and enjoying the wonderful blessing of a life lived in service to God.

Nhandi Jackson

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Nhandi Jackson

Talent and Recruitment Coordinator reader. writer. mentor. LinkedInTwitter

Nhandi is responsible for growing the DMV community of guest educators. Previously, she served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year, where she provided more than 1700 hours of service as a co-teacher, mentor and role model. Prior to City Year, Nhandi earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from Georgia Southern University.

Nhandi is currently a graduate student at American University studying Education Policy and Leadership. She enjoys superhero movies, eating Haitian food and volunteering in her community.

Alexandra Ingram

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Alexandra Ingram

Community Care Specialist traveler. teacher. life-long learner. LinkedInTwitter

Alexandra hopes to help revolutionize the education system in the U.S. Before joining the Enriched team to manage communication between partners and guest educators nationwide as Community Care Specialist, she served as the administrative assistant at Dallas Montessori School in addition to supporting multiple public after-school programs across Texas.

Alex attended the University of North Texas, where she received her bachelor’s in Anthropology. She loves working to inspire a belief in children that learning is a tool they will use the rest of their life!

David Miller

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David Miller

Talent and Recruitment Coordinator carpenter. comedian. explorer. Twitter

David is a Jersey-bred, DC enthusiast with a heart for active learning. At Enriched, he works closely with Nhandi to grow the DMV community guest educators and enjoys getting in classrooms himself (especially to teach step) any chance he gets. Previously, David spearheaded the middle school after-school academy at Chavez Parkside with Higher Achievement.

David is a proud Howard University alumnus where he focused on History and Poli-sci. When he’s not making an impact on youth, you can find him enjoying the local music scene, kicking a soccer ball and laughing with friends.

Avery Eames

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Avery Eames

Community Care Coordinator Problem-solver. bookworm. sock collector.

Avery, a New Orleans native, studied philosophy at Tulane University and brought their talent for thoughtful problem-solving from education to advertising to hospitality, and they now work as a Community Care Coordinator on the hotlines for Enriched. They are a proud (if not very social) nonbinary advocate and were the founding VP of Tulane’s trans support group GES.

Avery enjoys reading about world mythology, playing video games, exploring their city and shopping—they collect socks, textiles and nail polish.

John Marshall

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John Marshall

Chief Operating Officer Learner. Fan. New Orleanian. LinkedIn

John has held positions in multiple business functions, including consulting, finance, operations, and technology. In his role at Enriched, he helps the Headquarters team to be an efficient, service-oriented operation. Ultimately, he enjoys seeing a workforce move towards spending more time on engaging activities, as opposed to busy work.

John holds a History degree from Davidson College, and an MBA from Tulane University. When not at work, John enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and their three young children.

Grace Neal

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Grace Neal

Operations Assistant adventure-seeker. goofball. book-worm LinkedIn

Grace joined Enriched Schools in 2018 to support the Operations and Human Resources Departments. It is her hope that she can deliver the best service possible to our guest educators so we can provide students with remarkable education all year round.

She holds a Communications Degree with a concentration in Public Relations from Mississippi State University. Grace’s passions include volunteering in her community, exploring National Parks and eating all the beignets she can.

Darla Bunting

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Darla Bunting

N.E. Executive Director educator. baker. friend. LinkedInTwitter

Darla’s from rural Jersey where she learned early on that where a child is born greatly impacts their life’s outcomes. Motivated to change this, Darla launched the first Enriched expansion site and now serves as Executive Director of the Northeast, where she manages growth across the DMV in addition to helping lead impact nationwide.

Previously, Darla lead alumni affairs at College Summit and was a teacher for four years with Teach For America. She holds a bachelor’s from University of Maryland and a Masters of Education from American University. Darla enjoys making DIY skincare products, bike riding and traveling.

Michelle Awad

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Michelle Awad

Community Care Coordinator wordsmith. dog mom. old soul Instagram

Though a life-long Tennessee native, Michelle was reborn as a bright-eyed New Orleanian when she relocated to work at the Enriched HQ in beautiful NOLA in 2018. She received a BA in Writing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and hopes to publish a book of her own one day.

When she isn’t facilitating the presence of awesome guest educators in partner schools, you can find Michelle at City Park with her dog Eli, enjoying a perfect day at a corner cafe/bookshop or leaving morsels of poetry all around the city.

Christine Callis

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Christine Callis

Community Care Coordinator mother. listener. sunshine lover. Twitter

Christine, a TFA alumna and MD native, taught seven years before joining the Community Care team, where she’s passionate about ensuring quality education to all kids and improving the way our substitute system works, inspired by her own experience with the negative impact of unqualified subs during two maternity leaves.

Christine holds a degree in Elementary Education from Frostburg State University and taught elementary school in 3 states. In her free time, she can be found at the park with her two young sons, walking her dogs on the canal or visiting with her giant extended family.

Taylor Loftley

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Taylor Loftley

Community Engagement and Recruitment Coordinator youth influencer. community builder. music aficionado.

“Taylor” Loftley is an Atlanta native who made Nashville his second home. After graduating from Vanderbilt University in 2012, Taylor gained diverse experiences in consulting, marketing and coordinating music events to combat unhealthy behaviors amongst teenagers.

In his spare time, Taylor enjoys getting out in nature, spending time with family and friends, and making music at home. As an avid music lover, he wants to use this passion to inspire and instill confidence in the youth, empowering them to make great choices.

Kristen Smith

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Kristen Smith

Memphis Regional Manager sister. adventurer. believer.

Kristen, a native Memphian, volunteered for 3 years in rural Kenya prior to becoming the Memphis Regional Manager with Enriched Schools. Kristen graduated from Hampton University and received her Masters in Public Policy from Vanderbilt University.

In her spare time, she loves cooking organic meals, playing tennis, and traveling to the far corners of the world.

Michael George

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Michael George

Louisiana Regional Director educator. upstander. sports enthusiast.

Michael began his education career as a social studies teacher in Philadelphia. Before moving to New Orleans, he spent 9 years holding positions ranging from Educator to Dean of Students & Head Basketball Coach. Michael is also the co-founder of The Ghana Wisdom Foundation (now known as Project Wisdom) which is an education-focused, non-profit organization based in West Africa.

Michael has his undergraduate degree in secondary education and an MBA. When he’s not writing papers for his doctorate degree, you can find him rooting on his home team, the Eagles!

Katy Van de Putte

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Katy Van de Putte

Community Care Coordinator dreamer. learner. believer

Originally from Michigan, Katy has called New Orleans home since 2011. Throughout her history with New Orleans, she has spent time volunteering and working with local nonprofit organizations. Katy has vast experience working in and running after school programs and summer camps.

In her spare time, Katy enjoys cooking and baking in unreasonably large quantities. You can also find her devouring books in one of her many hammocks.

Jolian Collins

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Jolian Collins

Community Engagement and Recruitment Coordinator educator. community advocate. grammar nerd.

Memphis’ own Jolian spent seven years as an English Language Arts teacher before joining the Enriched family. While teaching, she discovered her true calling was developing and coaching teachers. She became department lead, developed curriculum, and served as an ACT prep coach. Now as Recruiter Community Engagement coordinator, she continues her mission in transforming the way people look at education.

When Jolian is not enriching, she loves going to concerts (especially local bands), trying out new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.

Katie Oliver

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Katie Oliver

Louisiana Talent and Engagement Coordinator educator. mother. traveler.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Katie has worked for over 9 years in New Orleans as a tutor, math teacher, grade level chair, instructional coach and assistant principal. She believes in the power of educators and works to ensure that students have excellent instruction every day.

Katie is currently a graduate student in Educational Leadership and Administration at The George Washington University. When she is not busy with her schoolwork, you can find her with her family, traveling, listening to music and eating all of the delicious food in New Orleans.

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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to maximize student success by connecting great people to great schools when they need it most.

We envision a world where the boundaries between schools and communities are permeable, where talents of community members are seamlessly integrated into a child’s education and where each moment of learning has the potential to inspire, empower and enrich.

Calling all educators, creatives + go-getters.