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Executive director, Teach for America-Chicago
Josh Anderson joined Teach For America in 2004 as a New York City corps member. He taught middle school English and social studies in the Hunts Point community of the southeast Bronx, and served as school team leader for a 15-member Teach For America cohort at his school. Anderson joined Teach For America's staff as the director of the Midwest Recruitment team in 2006 and was appointed executive director of Teach For America-Chicago in February, 2007. He formerly served as an elected member of his neighborhood’s Local School Council, and was appointed by the governor in 2010 to serve on the Illinois P-20 Council as well as the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council. A North Side native and a son of educators, Anderson graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 2004 and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.