Tami Hill-Washington, Ed.M.
Vice President, Partner Impact
Tami Hill Washington, Ed.M. serves as Vice President of Partner Impact at Turnaround for Children. She is responsible for partnering with school leaders in the Greater New York area to build their capacity to promote positive developmental and learning outcomes for students. In addition, she leads the organization’s strategy to become a more diverse, inclusive and equitable organization. She facilitates the organization’s DEI committee, provides coaching and consulting support across the organization and leads learning and development initiatives for all staff with a focus on people managers. She joined Turnaround for Children in 2014 as an Instructional Coach in Newark, New Jersey and was promoted to VP, Partner Impact in 2019.
Prior to Turnaround, Tami held a variety of positions within the K-12 system serving as a high school social studies teacher, dean of students, assistant principal and instructional coach consultant. Previously, Tami worked in a top-performing charter management organization, Success Academy, where she was a dean of students, assistant principal and adjunct professor with Touro College in partnership with Success Academy’s alternative teacher license master’s program. As an adjunct professor, she taught graduate students curriculum development and classroom management for students with disabilities (SPED), supervised field experiences for general education and SPED grades 1-6 and supervised teacher practicum in SPED grades 1-6.
Tami holds an Ed.M. in organizational leadership from Teachers College Columbia University, an M.A. in education from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Sociology from St. Cloud State University. She holds certifications as a NYS school building leaders, teacher license, and Diversity and Inclusion practices.
Who do you admire most in your life?
My family — husband Curtis and children Kyle and Tyler. My three strong black men are extremely dedicated and passionate about living life to the fullest. Our belief in each other to achieve our hearts’ desires propels us to higher levels for our life goals. We believe our condition is not our conclusion.
What motivates you?
I am motivated by the hope of transforming schools to become spaces where children are centered in whole-child development. I believe that it is our moral imperative to reimagine what education can be. When we put children at the center of schooling and create environments that feel supportive, educators have the capacity to build student skills and mindsets that are necessary for lifelong learning.