Tai A. Dixon

Tai A. Dixon, J.D.

Chief Talent and Equity Officer, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School Network

Prior to joining staff at Haynes, Tai worked at the Children’s Defense Fund, a national child policy and advocacy organization where she served as the National Director of State Offices and Field Operations and led an 80+ person team. Dixon has dedicated her career to advocacy, social justice, and developing others to become ever stronger leaders and agents of change. Her non-profit management work centers on managing teams to successful outcomes in fundraising, external relations, talent acquisition, talent strategy, and client management. She has held prior roles leading fundraising for Teach For America-Baltimore and leading National Talent Acquisition for Teach For America. She practiced law as a civil litigator at Goodell DeVries, LLP in Baltimore, and taught 7th and 8th Grade English and ESL in Houston, Texas. Dixon holds a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College, a master’s degree in education from the University of St. Thomas, and a Juris Doctorate from the Howard University School of Law.

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