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 change-maker. educator. dog lover.

Andre started Enriched Schools in 2012 to bring more enrichment and meaningful sub days to students in New Orleans and beyond. Andre is a Teach For America alumna and graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University. She is passionate about the power of education to change the world.

Steven Sanders

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Steven Sanders

Head of Community educator. minister. musician.

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.

 

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 to New Orleans in 2014 after working in communications at CBS. In her spare time, Lynda likes to hang out with friends and explore new restaurants in New Orleans.

Katie Oliver

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Katie Oliver

Director of Impact and Regional Support educator. mother. traveler.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Katie has worked for over 9 years as a math teacher, instructional coach and assistant principal. She believes in the power of educators and works to ensure students have excellent instruction every day. Katie holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from George Washington University.

Tess Gardephe

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Tess Gardephe

Philadelphia Regional Manager leader. optimist. friend.

Tess started her education career teaching middle school English in New Orleans. After teaching, Tess went on to work for the nonprofit NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) across New York City and the Philadelphia Metro area. Tess is a Teach for America alumna and graduate of NYU.

Gayle Rambo

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Gayle Rambo

Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Manager teacher. learner. yogi.

Gayle is originally from California and moved to Fort Worth to attend Texas Christian University. She spent five years teaching elementary students in Fort Worth and is excited to work every day to make a difference in the lives of students. Gayle holds a master’s in Education from Texas Tech University.

Eric Labon

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Eric Labon

Memphis Regional Coordinator communicator. father. problem-solver.

Eric is a passionate educator and Memphis native with over a decade of experience in instructional and administrative roles. He holds a master’s degree from Bellhaven University. In his free time, Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and watching a variety of sports.

Sarah Lowery

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Sarah Lowery

Nashville Regional Coordinator adventurer. educator. joy-enthusiast.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Sarah moved south in 2014 to attend The University of Mississippi. She graduated with a degree in Secondary English Education, and then went on to teach English for three years in Nashville before joining the Enriched team. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and rescue dog.

Rachael Montz

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Rachael Montz

Finance Assistant hard worker. smiler. barre enthusiast.

Rachael is a native New Orleanian and graduate of Louisiana State University. She previously held multiple positions in the education industry, including in accounting and operations. She loves being part of a team who shares the same passion for education, vision and growth.

Riley Hamburg

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Riley Hamburg

Recruitment Assistant music-lover. bookworm. weirdo.

Riley is originally from Fort Worth, Texas and moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University. She has experience supporting early childhood classrooms and is passionate about equal opportunities for high quality education.

 

Fas Qayyum

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Fas Qayyum

National Director of Growth reader. wanderer. motivator.

A Chicago native, Fas started his career as an elementary school educator, grade level chair, and instructional coach. Fas is a Teach for America alumni, and holds a JD/MBA from Louisiana State University. In his spare time, you can find him cooking with friends and coaching wrestling.

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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.