Tosha Downey is Director of Advocacy for Teacher Town Memphis, a partner organization in the city’s effort to transform chronically underperforming schools. Prior to joining Teacher Town, Tosha served as Director of Government Affairs at the Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago, Illinois. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Tosha completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education at Clark Atlanta University. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Tosha has spent more than 15 years leading and supporting non-profit teams in charter school management, college access, student recruitment, community engagement, and talent acquisition. Prior to joining Noble, she worked for the Academy for Urban School Leadership, Comer Science & Education Foundation, and the Ryan Family Foundation. She is the only child of William & Geraldine Downey, who still reside in the Soulsville community in South Memphis. Tosha has two daughters, Dana, a graduate of Cornell College and Ebony, a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College and biology teacher.