Teach For America−Colorado has named Kelley Pomis as deputy executive director. A native of Colorado Springs and a graduate of Colorado State University, Pomis will be responsible for leading the nonprofit organization’s local operations in Colorado Springs.
Pomis started her career in education as a 2002 Teach For America corps member in North Carolina and continued teaching in Charlotte until 2009.
In 2007, she became the founding math teacher at KIPP Charlotte. She also served on the board of directors for her previous school, Community Charter School, for two years.
Pomis joined Teach For America staff in 2009, serving in various roles, including as a teacher coach and, most recently, as the director of teacher leadership and development for Teach For America−Charlotte. She said she is excited to return to her home state with her husband and two young boys.
Teach for America–Colorado partners with Adams 14, Aurora Public Schools, Denver Public Schools, Harrison School District 2 in Colorado Springs, and Sheridan Public Schools, and this fall will begin partnering with Pueblo City Schools (D60). The goal is to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty.
Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of college graduates and professionals to make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. In the 2013-14 school year, 11,000 teachers worked in 48 urban and rural regions nationwide.