Bethany Orozco

NATIONAL RECRUITMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

After volunteering with elementary math intervention in the Minneapolis Public Schools, Bethany was compelled to inspire a love of math in urban students and joined Teach For America. She taught high school math and science at Da Vinci Schools in Hawthorne, California where she created project-based curriculum and connected academics to 21st century skills and real-world issues. She also worked to empower teacher voice in policy decisions made at the local and state levels as a Program Coordinator for Educators 4 Excellence, while simultaneously serving as a selector for Teach For America. After seeing firsthand the huge shortage for great math and science teachers in her work as a Recruiter with Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC Schools), Bethany joined EnCorps to find the best and brightest talent and help them transition into careers as educators. Bethany earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota and Secondary Math Teaching Credential from Loyola Marymount University. Six years into working with EnCorps, Bethany continues to be energized by the mission because she believes opportunity begins with education. Having now contributed to the recruitment of over 700 EnCorps Fellows, she is dedicated to promoting the EnCorps brand, driving results for the recruitment team and seeing EnCorps grow into a nationwide network.

Contact Bethany at bethany.orozco@encorps.org