Nedgine Paul Deroly

CEO, Anseye Pou Ayiti

Nedgine Paul Deroly is the co-founder & CEO of Anseye Pou Ayiti (“Teach For Haiti” in Haitian Kreyòl), which seeks to dramatically raise education outcomes in rural Haiti by promoting teacher excellence and student success. She has experience in the non-profit sector with an emphasis on promoting equal educational opportunities for all children. Originally from Haiti, Nedgine moved to the U.S. at a young age and maintained ongoing leadership roles in community service and youth development programs, particularly within the Haitian community of Stamford and Norwalk, CT. Her previous roles at Achievement First, the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, and WorldTeach included opportunities to manage recruitment, staff orientation, tutoring, and governance duties, as well as the development of a school principal residency program. Nedgine worked with Partners In Health to manage onboarding, benefits, and workforce planning for the organization’s transnational teams—as well as co-developed and facilitated management trainings for over 150 staff, primarily in Haiti. She has conducted teacher training seminars and extensive research about the historical, cultural, and socioeconomic factors contributing to Haiti’s school system. Nedgine earned a B.A. in History from Yale College and an Ed.M. in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In 2014, she was named among the top global social innovators by Echoing Green, and she was selected for the Forbes Magazine “30 Under 30″ Social Entrepreneurs in 2016. She was included in Essence Magazine’s “50 Founders to Watch” in 2017. She is passionate about joining forces with others to continue pursuing her deep commitment to educational justice in Haiti.

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