Tequilla Banks

Tequilla Banks

Tequilla Banks is an executive vice president at TNTP, where she co-leads partnerships with school systems, Prior to this role, Tequilla served as a vice president and senior strategist for TNTP.
Before joining TNTP, Tequilla worked for nine years in Memphis City Schools, where she oversaw the district-wide effort to improve student outcomes by increasing teacher effectiveness.
Tequilla holds a BA in psychology from Yale University and an MA in social work from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville.

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