Saya Powell
Director of People & Culture

Saya is responsible for the operations and event management of LE national and DC’s LEAP summer training conferences.  She also supports DC LEAP team operations.  Before joining Leading Educators, Saya worked for Teach For America’s South Carolina region for two years as the Managing Director of Strategy, Talent and Operations.  Prior to that, she spent a year teaching in Japan after holding roles as director and lead operations for national and regional TFA Institute trainings over five years.  Saya earned her B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.  She is excited to make DC home and to support school leaders in delivering an outstanding education for all students.