Dr. Tequilla Brownie, a native Arkansan, is passionate about interrupting intergenerational poverty and improving social mobility for all students, and views education as a key conduit for equity and meaningful change. Brownie is an executive vice president with The New Teacher Project (TNTP), a national education consulting firm based in Brooklyn, New York. Brownie co-leads TNTP’s consulting team that works with districts and departments of education all over the country. Her team’s work is focused on improving local and national academic outcomes and disrupting educational inequities.

The Opportunity Myth: What 4,000 Students Can Teach Us About How Schools are Letting Them Down—and How to Fix It