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

Tizazu Asare Hailemariam, M.Sc

Tizazu is TFE's Head of Training & Leadership Development. He has more than 25 years of composite experience in Education and Education Leadership as a Teacher, Curriculum Developer, Trainer, Coach, Policy Adviser and Program Manager. He served as the senior program manager for Quality Education strategic Support program (QESSP) which was funded by DFID as a support to General education quality improvement package (GEQIP). His responsibilities included planning, leading, coordinating and managing the capacity development, policy dialog and evidence gathering of the quality education strategic support programme (QESSP).

Tizazu was also the head of education at Save the Children, Ethiopia. In that capacity, he set the strategy direction for SC’s educational development work in Ethiopia, leading a team of five country office staff to provide technical support to more than forty field office staff members, quality control and monitoring different projects such READ Co, NORAD, PAGES etc. Moreover, he had worked as an in-country program coordinator for the USAID/ Teaching Learning Materials production (TLMP) program. This was a program initiated by President Bush as a textbook for Africa program which has been implemented by the Alabama A&M University.

In addition, Tizazu was the Head of Education Sector Development, Planning and Policy Analysis for the Federal Ministry of Education. This is one of the key positions in the Ministry of Education, with responsibility for the development of the national annual plan, strategies, follow up and reporting to the Prime Minister’s Office; mobilization of additional resource for the General Education Quality Improvement Program (GEQIP), which is an eight-year project financed by international donors including the World Bank, amounting to 800 million USD; monitoring over 25 projects with more than 100 million USD funding, conducting national studies and evaluations, developing policies and strategies, such as the Ethiopian Education and Training policy; development of the MoE Education Sector Development Program; coordinating donor funds including the Education Pool Fund and heading and chairing different education task forces such as the Textbooks Development, ICT as well as the USAID/Basic Education Technical Working Group.

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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