Mackartnie Gandy, is currently a senior at Grand Canyon University. She is originally from San Diego, California but currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona. She will be graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in English and Communications with an emphasis in Professional Writing in April, 2019.

Mackartine’s goal is to get her certification in Grant Writing and become a senior grant writer for a No Teacher Left Behind. She has a creative and communicative experience through her internships and experience in her field. She is incredibly excited for what this new chapter at NTLB and for all the great things to come with this organization

Robyn Plaster is a recent graduate who earned her Bachelor of Arts in English in May of 2018. She has three years of experience in the field of editing and proofreading, and a background in publishing. She joined the NTLB team to help the community of teachers with her administrative publishing and proofreading skills.

Jody Wood has eleven years’ experience as an educator and teacher leader. The majority of her experience is in public school settings, but she also has experience in the private school sector. She strongly believes teaching is a  highly honored profession, and teachers deserve the support and respect as valued professionals. Jody has a Bachelor of Arts in education, a Master of Education in Teacher Leadership, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate for a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership.  She came to No Teacher Left Behind with the desire to help teachers become the strongest teachers they can be within the classroom setting. Jody wants to help and create a strong national teacher support system for NTLB, where teachers are valued, honored and respected for their constant hard work .

Jens Personius is a recent graduate of California State University, Long Beach. He graduated with honors earning his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. At Long Beach, Jens served as a First Amendment Scholar, researcher, and peer mentor. Following graduation, he spent six months studying, volunteering, and teaching throughout China, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Jens is passionate about both education and law. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, researching, and volunteering as a mediator for the Superior Court of California in Orange County. Jens joined NTLB’s grant writing team in order to contribute to an educational climate that will equip current and future generations with respected and confident teachers who can guide them to success.

Ryan Jefferson is currently a law student in Irvine, Ca He  graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from California State Dominguez Hills with a concentration in Applied Research of Social Inequalities and Education. His sociology major exposed him to nonprofits and community-based organizations. Since then, he has accumulated 3 years’ experience developing, coordinating, and managing completion of grants. Ryan composed, submitted Letters of Interest, Letters of Intent and full grant proposals.

Ryan’s passion is to contribute to organizations that advocate for public policies, which started during his undergraduate courses. Ryan is excited for the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of funding nonprofits and how they influence our society. He encountered many policy decisions during my studies. he was able analyze policies from a structural foundation, which allowed him to evaluate public policies on a broader scale. Ryan wants to invest his time NTLB because he wants to support lower income and disadvantaged educational communities.

Edwin (Eddie) Malonzo joins NTLB with a breadth of experience in finance and accounting having worked in industries such as entertainment, professional services and government agencies. His background in financial reporting, systems implementations as well as treasury and budgeting will help maintain a level of integrity, transparency and fiscal responsibility as we look to grow and allocate our resources in the most effective manner. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, A true family man, he enjoys his time with his beautiful wife and three  As a member of NTLB, Eddie looks forward to helping establish a solid and successful organizational foundation.

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