Tyler S. Thigpen has worked in innovative district, private, and charter schools in Georgia, as well as national and regional nonprofits. Tyler is co-founder of The Forest School: An Acton Academy in south metro Atlanta, co-founder of MENTOR Georgia, and co-founder of Transforming Teaching at Harvard. Tyler is also the former head of the upper school at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta, a co-founder and board member of Chattahoochee Hills Charter School in southwest Atlanta, and a former Spanish teacher in the Gwinnett County, Ga., public schools. Earlier, Tyler worked as minister at a local Atlanta church and led international development in Peru in areas of healthcare, education, poverty reduction, infrastructure, and human rights. Tyler holds a Doctoral degree in Education Leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education, a Master of Public Administration from Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Master of Theological Studies from Regent College of the University of British Columbia. Tyler lives with his wife and four children in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, and enjoys playing pickleball and coaching his kids’ sports teams.