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Working at LEE

  • People-driven. Results-driven. You-driven.

Our staff is a kaleidoscope. We recognize and value our differences while working toward our common goals.

LEE’s full-time, permanent staff is around 150 people; add in other types of staff members and we are about 200 people strong. Our size requires us to be collaborative, while our young tenure requires innovation. Our staff come from many different professional backgrounds including the private sector, the nonprofit sector, community organizing, policy, advocacy, elections and campaign work, the classroom, and more. They have one unifying passion: to solve educational inequity. Our staff members possess a few distinct qualities, such as:

  • Being comfortable with both ambiguity and navigating process-oriented structures
  • Operating independently and autonomously
  • Thriving in ambiguity and change
  • Sharing a generosity of spirit and assuming the best in others
  • Focusing on continuous learning, unlearning, and both giving and receiving feedback
  • Prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion in our work
  • Demonstrating strong verbal and written communication and technological proficiency

#WeAreLEE

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Michael Vargas
Manager, Candidate Ready Development
LEE has embarked on one of the most consequential endeavors in our society. Given that education is the civil rights issue of our time, LEE is attempting to build the capacity of former teachers and education leaders to make educational equity a reality in underserved communities across this great nation. Although it is no small task, we are relatively successful because of the wonderful organizational support and development it offers its employees on a continual basis. The organization’s flexibility and transparent professional vulnerabilities is what I like the most. I am able to work from home in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, where I am able to serve my community as an elected school board member, but also inspire and motivate others to run for office as a member of the Elected Leadership Team.
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Peter Nalli
Director, Strategy and Operations
Working at LEE means that you are working to activate a diverse, thoughtful, intelligent and inspirational group of individuals to change the world. There is tremendous pleasure in supporting the leadership of people who are committed to social justice and to continuing to act on the values that led them to join Teach For America in the first place. #WeAreLEE
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Lildella Douglas
Manager, Illinois
Working at LEE allows me to do the work I am passionate about in a collaborative environment. We truly believe that all children deserve a fair chance. I am inspired by the talent of my colleagues and the grit of our members. I am grateful to be a part of the team.

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