Our Team

Alex Habte Chere, MBA

Alex is the CEO & Founder of Teach For Ethiopia. Alex was born and raised in Ethiopia and is intimately familiar with Ethiopia's diverse culture that will uniquely position him to navigate the educational landscape. Furthermore, educational equity is very personal to Alex. It is the story of his father and how education changes generations to come.

Alex holds an MBA from American University in Washington DC and had worked for a number of reputable firms such as Deloitte & United Health Group. He also had the opportunity to work in Ethiopia as a consultant for a PriceWaterhouseCoopers associate firm and was part of the team that advised the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce, the World Bank Group, USAID, Ethiopian Privatization Agency and the Office of the Prime Minster. Alex has several years of experience in management consulting, capacity building, business risk management and private and social enterprise development

Abayneh Haile, MA

Abayneh is the Chief Program Officer (CPO) of Teach For Ethiopia. Abayneh grew up in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia and went to a government-run school. Accordingly, he has an in-depth insight about the challenges in government-run schools in Ethiopia. Moreover, both of his parents did not have a formal education and Abayneh could see that education was the only option for him to lead a successful life. Therefore, it is no coincidence that Abayneh spent most of his professional life working to improve education systems. He has been working in the education sector for over 18 years as a teacher, teacher trainer, program manager and consultant.

Abayneh has worked extensively with Ethiopia's Ministry of Education, Regional Education Bureaus, Donors in the education space, and other key stakeholders in the area of Education. He has extensive experience managing education projects as well as designing and facilitating a range of training workshops for teachers and teacher educators, including Teacher Training, School Leadership, and Training of Trainers. He has delivered short term training and training of trainers not only in Ethiopia but in more than 10 African countries. Abayneh was a Delivery Unit Expert for a DFID funded education project in Ethiopia where he planned and facilitated the delivery workshops, content development for the strategies, quality assurance, monitoring and follow up of the Ministry Delivery Unit and Regional Education Bureaus Delivery Units. He also managed teams for the coaching strategy, designed the monitoring and evaluation of the project and delivered capacity building training for the monitors in different regions.

Other education projects Abayneh led and participated as a consultant include, the Malala Fund, English for Education Systems funded by the British Council, Peacekeeping English to support the Ethiopian Military and SOS Children Village. Abayneh graduated with Merit with MA in Teacher Development from Leeds University in the UK. He is also serving as President of the Ethiopian English Language Professionals’ Association. Abayneh strongly believes that learning is lifelong.

Samuel T Tadesse, MBA

Samuel leads the Recruitment, Selection & Matriculation (RSM) for Teach For Ethiopia. Samuel has over fifteen years of experience in marketing, relationship management, recruitment, organization capacity building and systems management. He has worked both in the For-Profit and Non-Profit world including at the US Embassy in Addis. Samuel brings with him a passion for employee engagement and talent acquisition and is highly skilled in people and relationship management. Samuel holds an MBA from Greenwich University in London, and a BA in Organizational Management from International Leadership Institute Addis Ababa.

Lisa Broome, PHD

Dr. Lisa Broome is Teach For Ethiopia's Coaching & Program Advisor. She is also an Associate Director of LSA Honors Program at the University of Michigan. Dr. Broome earned her undergraduate degree in English from the College of Charleston (Charleston, SC), where she enjoyed being a participant in the Honors Program. She earned an MA in English Literature from University of Alabama and PhD in English Literature with a concentration on interdisciplinary approaches to the early modern period at the University of Kentucky, where she subsequently enjoyed serving as student advisor, lecturer, and academic administrator in the university’s Honors and Humanities programs.

Dr. Broome's research interests include narrative theory, art history, and cultural property management. Lisa’s objective as an advisor is to encourage students to pursue their highest ambitions and interests and to explore ways of connecting their academic pursuits to community engagement opportunities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, reading, visiting museums and galleries, and running. Lisa also takes pleasure in volunteerism and has been involved with several non-profit organizations, including Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass and The Lexington Humane Society.


Teach For Ethiopia (TFE) is an innovative social enterprise dedicated to develop educational leaders that are committed to expanding educational opportunities and raise education outcomes to all children in Ethiopia






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