Becca Tisdale

Partner/Vice President, Programs

As a non-profit and district leader with over two decades of experience as an educator, Becca leads MEWI’s program development and support. As the Executive Director of Talent Pipelines and Professional Growth at Detroit Public Schools Community District, Becca was a member of the Human Resources leadership team and oversaw programs and partnerships to recruit new talent and develop existing staff members. At DPSCD, Becca authored the program approval application and led the design and launch of On the Rise Academy, Michigan’s first district-based alternative teacher certification program. Prior to her role at DPSCD, Becca spent 9 years at the national education nonprofit TNTP where she served in both national and site-based roles. As a member of the national teacher training team, Becca was a project lead on Fast Start, a pilot project that led to the revision of TNTP’s national teacher training curriculum. Becca went on to lead the program approval process and launch of multiple alternative teacher preparation programs including Chicago Teaching Fellows/TNTP Academy and Michigan Teacher Corps. As a Partner, Becca cultivated new business and managed a portfolio of work advising school, district, and state level leadership teams on their academic and talent strategies. Becca has taught extensively in pre-service teacher education at Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, Olivet College, and DePaul University. Becca started her education career in the classroom as a paraeducator and then spent nine years as a middle and high school special education teacher. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Michigan State University.

  • Company Michigan Educator Workforce Initiative (MEWI)


Day 1
September 20, 2023
3:30 pm

Talent Together: From Idea to Launch [Leadership Development/Other]

20 September
Time:  3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Location:  Peninsula A

This session will chronicle the development and launch of Talent Together, its impact and focus on quality and diversity, and will include a discussion of where the program might be headed next.

Focus: Small & Rural Districts/Urban School Districts/Diversity, Equity, Inclusion/Teaching & Learning.

1) In order to solve some of the state’s biggest challenges, we must innovate together.
2) Building trust and deep collaboration helps create stronger programs, and more efficient ones.
3) Innovative platforms like Talent Together are well-positioned to tackle other systemic needs.

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