Naa is a Manager on the Schools and Talent team, working to support organizations who train and develop teachers and leaders or improve talent management practices in DC schools. Her experiences working in and studying schools have reinforced her belief in the importance of talent to ensure great outcomes for students. Prior to joining Education Forward DC in 2018, Naa was an education researcher, focusing on studying educator training, teacher professional development, and high school reform. Previously, she worked in development and external relations for a Boston-based school turnaround network. Naa started her career as a middle school English teacher in the Boston Public Schools. Naa earned a BA in Economics and English from Harvard College and a master’s in Education Policy and Management from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She grew up in the DC metro area and, after time living in New England and the San Francisco Bay Area, enjoys being back in the mid-Atlantic.