President and CEO
A 2013 Teach For America Corps Member in the Rhode Island Region, Jeffrey served as the Math Special Educator and Data Coordinator at Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (TAPA), an arts-integrated, 7th through 12th grade charter school, for two years and is a certified mathematics and special education instructor in both Rhode Island and Georgia.
Prior to joining TFA, Jeffrey served as the Vice President of The Waller Scholars Inc., an emerging educational non-profit in Atlanta, GA, and also as a summer analyst with Goldman Sachs in the New York/ New Jersey offices.
Jeffrey graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 with a degree from The Wharton School and a minor in Urban Studies. He has also completed graduate studies work at Brown University in their Urban Education Policy program and is currently pursuing a project with the Annenberg Institute for School Reform on honorCode's data metric system. Outside of his work at honorCode, he enjoys spending time with his partner, playing piano, singing, going to the many concerts in the Atlanta scene and traveling.
Director of Programs
Born and raised in Atlanta, Dylan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Georgia State University (GSU) and has completed graduate studies at GSU in their Master’s in Educational Research Program. A 2017 honoree on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Education, a 2018 honoree on the Georgia State University 40 Under 40 list, an Ashoka Changemaker Scholar with Distinction, and an ex-Computer Science teacher, Dylan has extensive experience working with students and teachers, was responsible for implementing our successful pilot test with Charles R. Drew Charter School, Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, and Junior Achievement of Georgia, and leads our computer science and socio-emotional learning curriculum development and integration.
Before entering the nonprofit world, Dylan gained three years of psychology research experience in labs at Georgia State University, and one year of neuroscience research at Emory University. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his fiancé and son, composing music, writing, soccer, and ultimate frisbee.
Director of School Partnerships
A native of historic Tuskegee, AL, Gayla received her BS in Chemistry from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and her MA in Organization & Leadership from Columbia University, Teachers College in New York, NY. A former Teacher of the Year, Gayla, has a decade of experience teaching chemistry at a Title I high school where the student body represents six continents, more than 54 countries and total of 48 languages. Gayla had continuous success with facilitating growth in student achievement; increasing the student state mandated Physical Science End of Course Test (EOCT) pass rate by 300%. Gayla served on the founding team, and now as a Board Director for Resurgence Hall Charter School. Gayla is also a Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education (GPEE) Education Policy Fellow and a member of the LEAD Atlanta Class of 2018.