Teach For America - Bay Area
Beatrice Viramontes is a long-time champion for our students and their families, and a coalition-builder who believes deeply in the power of communities to envision and realize a more just and equitable world. She currently serves as the Executive Director for Teach For America Bay Area, leading the organization's efforts to advance education equity in Bay Area communities through the investment in the talented leadership of over 3,500 corps members and alumni throughout the region. Prior to assuming this role, Beatrice served as the Chief Community Impact Officer for Teach For America Bay Area, where she developed and executed the region's school partnership strategy, cultivating partnerships with over 100 schools, led the region's efforts to deepen relationships with local community leaders to improve educational outcomes for students, and nurtured the leadership development of Teach for America Bay Area alumni who are working to close the opportunity gap in their communities. In the decade she has spent at Teach For America, Beatrice helped to launch the Latino Hispanic Community Resource Group and served on the inaugural Latino Advisory Committee. Beatrice also led Teach For America?s efforts in the San Francisco community for four years, and, prior to joining the Bay Area team, served on the Los Angeles regional team as a coach for Teach For America STEM corps members, and as the Director of Community Partnership, working to build bridges with other leaders advancing education equity in her hometown. Beatrice began her career in education through TFA, as a middle school math and science teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She was raised by two hard-working Mexican immigrants in East Los Angeles, attended public schools in Los Angeles, and graduated from Harvard College in 2008 with an A.B.in Anthropology. She also holds an M.A.in urban education from Loyola Marymount University. Outside of Teach For America, Beatrice has supported efforts to increase civic engagement in her community.