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Eugenie Teasley

Eugenie Teasley

Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2014

Eugenie is the founder and CEO of Spark+Mettle an aspirations agency that likes to help people flourish. Its projects all serve to shape, support and accelerate the emerging talent in 18-24 year olds from marginalised backgrounds. Its vision is to build the character strengths, soft skills and networks needed to succeed in both work and life for millions of young people.

Eugenie is experienced in co-creating non-academic education and development programmes that harness technology in their design and delivery. She has a special interest in youth-led services, cross-sector and intergenerational collaboration and the measurability of 'soft' outcomes. Prior to founding Spark+Mettle, she was Programs and Events Coordinator for 826 Valencia, an innovative educational US non-profit that serves over 6,000 young people annually in the Bay Area with a variety of successful, one-on-one programmes.

Eugenie taught English and was Head of Media Studies in south London. There she also taught Latin GCSE to a cross-year group of Gifted and Talented students.

Eugenie has worked as a consultant for other social sector organisations including Buzzbnk, Teach for All and Pearson. She was one of nine RSA social entrepreneurs selected for their 2012-13 Spotlight programme, and is an active member of a number of third sector communities. She is also a founding trustee of Code Club.

Eugenie has a BA in Classics from Oxford University and an MA in Social and Cultural Studies in Education from the University of California, Berkeley.

She lives in Brighton with her husband, son and two dogs.

Want to know more?  Read Eugenie's blog for the Guardian and her personal blog.

Twitter: @eugenieee
Personal website/ blog: eugenieteasley.com

Current principal role: Founder
Other leadership role 1: LA Governor
Other organisation 1: Queen's Park School, Brighton
Other leadership role 2: Founder and Chair
Other organisation 2: Spark+Mettle

Research: Teach to lead: what can leaders learn from teachers?
Research topics: Education; Leadership; Social enterprise;
Secondment host: Freeformers

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