Director, collaboration and learning
Tom Noble leads the Collaboration and Learning team, which is focused on designing and facilitating events, gatherings and learning opportunities for Broad Center alumni. The team’s work hopes to create experiences that allow our alumni to learn from one another, stay connected and inspired as a network, and have a larger impact on the students they serve.
In school, Tom was a member of various sports teams and student clubs, including the math team. His favorite teacher was his high school math teacher, Ms. DeVivo. It’s no surprise, then, that Tom himself became a math teacher after graduating college. He served as a Teach For America corps member in Avondale, Arizona, teaching eighth-grade math and earning a Teacher of the Year award from his school in only his second year of teaching.
Tom went on to serve as a corps member adviser for Teach For America, then founded his own company designing software for nonprofit organizations to help them manage their internal operations more efficiently. He also developed partnerships with regional and national organizations for one of the largest public universities in the nation.
Before joining The Broad Center, Tom helped TFA overhaul its donor communications and grow their annual fundraising campaigns.
Tom uses his experience working in the classroom and with nonprofit organizations to help alumni of The Broad Center programs do their best work in the mission of serving students.
What do you like most about working at TBC?
Working with and for smart, talented, passionate people makes this job fun.
What was your first paying job?
My first job was as a cashier at Wegmans, the greatest grocery store chain on the planet.
What others say about Tom:
“Who can I always count on for whatever?! Tom! Despite a full load on his plate, Tom has continually been a great asset for my team.”
“He doesn’t often announce it, but his drive and commitment are definitely noticed.”
Articles by Tom
Strengthening connections through The Broad Center Community, The Broad Center Blog, September 18, 2018
Building community takes time, dedication and commitment. The Alumni and Network Impact team is helping our network members develop as leaders and stay connected to one another through a new virtual platform for our network members: The Broad Center Community. Read more.