State Leadership Team
Caitlyn Thomas, President
~Smyrna High School
Tyler Keeler, Vice-President of Public & Community Relations
~Laurel Senior High School
Jake Ogbin, Vice-President of Finance & Membership
~Middletown High School
Michael C. Hill-Shaner
~Delaware Educators Rising Advisor
~Delaware Teacher Academy Foundation Executive Director
Years with the Program: 24
Favorite Quote: "There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life."
- Sister Mary Rose McGeady
My “why” for teaching: Since I was younger, I wanted to work in the field of education. I had a desire to inspire others, advocate for the "underdog," and made a difference in the world. My "why" is to provide others with the opportunity to change the future as I have been given and to provide life changing moments.
Favorite EdRising Moment: In my 24 years, I have had so many many wonderful memories and opportunities, I could not possibly pick one.