Why I do this work: The core belief that drives me is the idea that every child is made in the image of God. I believe that every child has infinite worth and value. And I believe that we regularly and tragically fail to see the deep and powerful potential that exists within the people - students, parents, teachers, other staff - who enter our schools each day. Given that, I believe that we must commit ourselves to creating classrooms, schools, and school systems that honor the worth and the potential of every person.

A little about my bio: I grew up in the Bay Area and attended Stanford University. One summer during college, I worked at the Breakthrough Collaborative in San Francisco, which opened my eyes to educational inequity. That next summer, seeking to learn more about our educational system, I got a job working at the U.S. Department of Education in the Bush administration. During the 2008 presidential campaign, I volunteered on then-Senator Obama’s education policy committee. After Stanford, I went on to study education policy and politics at Cambridge University. Convinced that educational inequity is the civil rights issue of our generation and inspired to make change for young people in California, I joined Teach For America in 2008 in Southern California. During my second year as a teacher, I was laid off due to budget cuts, so I moved to Richmond to continue in the classroom as a high school English teacher. The videos that you can see on this website were captured during the first days of my fourth year in the classroom. Between 2012 and 2017, I was blessed to serve teachers all across Richmond as the leader of Teach For America in that community. I am now pursuing a doctoral degree in education leadership at Harvard University. 

Getting in touch: Feel free to email me at tyler@agapemanagement.org. Or click here if you're interested in having me come speak to your organization. To be transparent, I work long hours, and so I have limited time to correspond regarding Agape Management. For that reason, I apologize in advance if I'm not able to get back to you!

Gratitude: Thank you for what you do, God bless you, and keep going strong.