Tanisha is thrilled to bring her passion for literacy to the Lavinia Group. She is dedicated to closing the opportunity gap and collaborating with partner schools to ensure all kids receive the highest quality ELA instruction. She started her career in education as a chess teacher at one of the largest public charter networks in NYC. She then joined TFA New Orleans as a MS ELA teacher. During her time in New Orleans she served as a 6th grade ELA teacher, grade team leader, content lead, and curriculum fellow. She returned to NYC where she continued to teach MS ELA and serve as a resident advisor. She is most proud of building and fostering an authentic joy and love for reading in all her classrooms. Tanisha was also awarded the Teacher Excellence Award. She graduated from Boston University in 2013.