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Larkin Tackett

Larkin Tackett
The Broad Residency Class of 2009-2011

Current Organization: Independent Consultant - Education, Independent Consultant - Education
Placement Organization: United States Department of Education, Promise Neighborhoods Lead/Program Manager
Pre-Residency: Texas State Senator Judith Zaffirini
M.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
B.A., Brandeis University

“During my time as teacher in the Mississippi Delta, Cedric Mitchell was one of my brightest, yet lowest-performing students. Like most of his peers in the Delta, Cedric attended segregated, chronically low-performing public schools, with the majority of students reading and writing three and a half grade levels behind their higher-income peers. Despite the numerous barriers to a quality education, Cedric showed signs of success in my classroom. Partly due to my high expectations for him, efforts to work with his mother and other teachers, and a little luck, Cedric performed well in social studies and significantly improved his writing skills. I am thrilled to be a part of the Broad Residency to help the millions of students like Cedric in schools across the country have an opportunity for a great education.”