Teach For America (TFA) announced Bibi Yasmin Katsev as the executive director of its Dallas-Fort Worth region. She will oversee all aspects of the organization’s regional operations, in collaboration with the newly appointed board chair, Kathy Crow, in pursuit of TFA’s 2030 goal to see twice as many children in the communities where we work reach key college and career readiness milestones indicating they are on a path to economic mobility and a future filled with possibility.
Teach For America Dallas-Fort Worth (TFA DFW) works in partnership with local districts and charter schools to expand educational opportunities for children. Founded in Dallas-Fort Worth in 2009. Teach For America is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Teach For America recruits a diverse group of our nation’s most promising leaders to make an enduring commitment to educational equity, beginning with teaching for at least two years in high-need, underserved schools. There are over 1,600+ active TFA corps members and alumni currently living and working across Dallas-Fort Worth, and the organization supports this network of leaders as they pursue a vision of an excellent and equitable education for all children in the state. Working inside and outside of the classroom, this network includes teachers, school leaders, elected officials, and leaders of community-based organizations.
“As I take on this new Board role with TFA-DFW, I couldn’t be more pleased to be welcoming Bibi Yasmin Katsev as the new Executive Director of TFA-DFW,” said Kathy Crow, Teach For America Dallas-Fort Worth’s incoming board chair. “Bibi Yasmin has worked for years on finding innovative solutions to improving student outcomes. Her experience with the District Charter Alliance (DCA) has given her a deep understanding of the education policy discussions happening at a state-wide level, and she has shown extensive leadership in her collaboration with other education organizations to effect real reform and innovation. Bibi Yasmin’s career has been focused on educational renewal and advancement, and I just know she’ll be an inspirational leader to our TFA network.”
Katsev most recently served as the CEO of the District Charter Alliance, where she led student-centric education reforms and collaborative work on improving student outcomes across Texas. Previously, she was with the Texas Education Agency, where she focused on the development and implementation of the System of Great Schools Initiative, the School Redesign Fund, and the Transformation Zones to expand opportunity for students. She also worked in education policy for the Texas Senate. Katsev holds a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Education Policy and Administration, as well as a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Miami (FL).
On appointment, TFA Dallas-Fort Worth’s new executive director shared, “I am honored to continue the work and legacy of the nearly 15 years of impact within our DFW communities. I am optimistic and inspired by the dedication of our students and families in their pursuit of excellent education and know our efforts in learning, strategizing, and creating impactful partnerships throughout the metroplex will continue to push TFA DFW toward achieving our ambitious 2030 goal.