Jarred Gibson comes to Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation with more than 15 years of experience in education. Most recently, he served as a project director with TNTP, a national education nonprofit that works at every level of the public school system to ensure that all students have access to a high-quality education. In this position, Jarred worked with school districts in North Carolina and across the country to develop teacher coaching programs, implement new literacy curriculum materials and build school leader capacity. From 2013-2016, he led TNTP’s Fort Worth Teaching Fellows program where he partnered with the Fort Worth Independent School District to recruit, train and certify first-year teachers for high-need subject areas. During his tenure, the program grew by 40% and teacher retention rose from 70% to more than 90%. Prior to working with TNTP, Jarred coached new teachers and served as a math and science professional development coordinator. He began his career in education as a high school science teacher in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. Jarred has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociocultural Anthropology and Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. Jarred is a native of North Carolina.