Tequilla Banks
Executive Vice President

Tequilla Banks is an executive vice president of TNTP, where she co-leads the client team and partnerships with school systems. She also oversees TNTP’s research and evaluation efforts and heads its Diversity Leadership Council. Prior to this, Banks led TNTP’s work with school districts to design integrated approaches to talent and academics. Before joining TNTP, Banks worked for nine years in Memphis City Schools, where she oversaw the district-wide effort to improve student outcomes by increasing teacher effectiveness. Banks holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University and a master’s in social work from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She recently completed coursework for her doctorate and is writing her dissertation on policy implications surrounding teacher effectiveness.