Marques Harris currently serves as Manager, Teacher Leadership Development for the Metro Atlanta region of Teach For America. He has an extensive background in education encompassing years of classroom instruction as well as professional development design, facilitation and implementation. He leads from a place of humility, allowing core values and life experience to guide him in his work. Outside of education, he strives to effect systemic change on a broad scale allowing a myriad of people access and opportunity to improve their own lives. This take the form of several modes of philanthropic work as well as “boots on the ground” initiatives. When not working, he enjoys working out and casually watching new stand ups perform their comedy. His hope is to one day create a coaching framework that addresses the needs of people of color, and marginalized groups as a whole.