Vice President, Community Engagement and Operations
Daria Teutonico leads the programmatic and technical support of existing Challenger Learning Centers and the growth of new Centers. She manages and coordinates the efforts of members of Community Relations, Technical Support and Network Engagement teams, ensuring effective coordination among these functions. Ms. Teutonico directs the professional development and shared learning strategy for Challenger Learning Centers and oversees the internal and external systems to support communities in the process of building a new Challenger Learning Center. She also leads the operations of Challenger Center headquarters office, including oversight of IT infrastructure and facilities. She is a member of the Senior Leadership team, providing direction on all strategic and operational issues to ensure an effective and coordinated effort to meet Challenger Center’s goals.
Ms. Teutonico has spent more than 20 years in the nonprofit sector, directing programs and leading multi-sector collaboratives in the education and philanthropy fields, both in the United States and internationally. She has directed the design and implementation of reproductive health programs, led international exchange programs, including the Fulbright Scholar Program, and created and implemented professional development and talent development programs for Communities In Schools affiliates and philanthropic organizations. Her background includes significant experience in the philanthropic sector, including working with community foundations throughout the country. Ms. Teutonico holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, a Master of Arts in Russian language and literature from the University of Iowa, and a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.