Tyler S. Thigpen has worked in innovative district, private, and charter schools in Georgia. Tyler is 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 mid-career Master of Public Administration from the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Master of Theological Studies from Regent College of the University of British Columbia. Currently, Tyler is a doctoral candidate in education leadership at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Tyler lives with his wife and four children in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, and enjoys playing pickleball and coaching his kids’ sports teams.