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Tenea Harris-Nance

Tenea coaches a portfolio of Flamboyan’s partner schools that includes DC public and public charter schools. She coaches these schools to ensure REAL Family Engagement practices are embedded within the school’s culture and systems. Tenea is committed to working in education because she wants to help cultivate the next well-rounded leaders of tomorrow.

Before joining Flamboyan, Tenea began her career as an after-school camp teacher for a private school in Washington, DC where her love of teaching began. Shortly after, she became the assistant camp coordinator and wanted to have her own classroom. She decided early childhood was her niche, so she became a pre-school teacher at a charter school in Washington DC and soon after, a Mentor teacher for first year lead teachers earning their Master’s in education.

Through this position, she discovered the importance of family engagement and how it was a critical factor in students’ success. After 10 years and earning her Master’s in Education Administration with a concentration in Early Childhood, she knew that her next calling would be coaching other teachers on this knowledge and practice.

Outside of Flamboyan, Tenea is the proud parent of a toddler who has been a true blessing to her and her husband. She is also a dog mom to a yorkie named Dolce who has been the apple of her eye for 12 years. She loves to travel and explore as much of the world as she can with her family, and hopes to one day open her own early learning center for toddlers.

Who was your favorite teacher in school? Mrs. Thompson, because she was the only teacher that prepared me for what it would take to succeed in college and didn’t allow me to stay comfortable in just doing enough to pass. She always challenged me because she saw that I was advanced and was not being challenged academically.