Teopista Birungi Mayanja

Teopista is the founder of the Uganda National Teachers Union. She is currently serving as the UN Education Board as a part of the International Commission on Financing Global Education and has served as Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Deputy Director of Education Services.


Victoria (Tori) Brown

Tori has over over 14 years of experience as an education consultant with a strong focus on Uganda. Her work includes leading implementation of a multi-million dollar project in Northern Uganda that demonstrated cost effectiveness improving local language and English literacy skills for 80,000 students.


Dr. Madina Guloba

Madina is an Economist, with a PhD and Masters of Arts in Economics from University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Madina served as co-author for the 2011 study “Management and Motivation in Ugandan Primary Schools,” which provides the evidence-base for Elevate’s current scorecard program. She is also a member of the National Working Committee on Monitoring and Evaluation and the National Sub Committee of Evaluation both under the Office of the Prime Minister.



Emily Akers (Consultant, Strategy)

As the former Country Director of STIR Education in Uganda, in three years Emily helped build the STIR operations from 400 to 6,000 schools, facilitated the government-led implementation of STIR’s model, and secured over GBP £2mil in funding.




Sarah Kabay (Consultant, M&E)

Sarah, a PhD student in International Development Education at NYU, where she focuses on research methods, University Primary Education movements, and the role of parents and communities in school management (among other topics). She previously worked at Innovations for Poverty Action. During this time, she led randomized evaluations of program of primary education programs in Uganda.


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A special thanks to our cooperate partner Extraordinary Journeys.