Ashley Philippsen

Ashley is the founding director of LEAD North, leading the program’s transition from North Tulsa Development Council (NTDC) . Prior to this appointment, Ashley served as Managing Director of Teacher Leadership Development at Teach For America – Oklahoma. She began her career as a 2007 Teach For America corps member in Houston. Ashley continued her work in ensuring students received an excellent education by serving as the founding Dean of Students at YES Prep Brays Oaks. Ashley studied Letters at the University of Oklahoma and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Human Relations with an emphasis in Organizational Dynamics and Social Justice at OU-Tulsa. She currently serves on the board for Tulsa Honor Academy as well as the Brady Heights Neighborhood Association Board of Directors. She is a member of Tulsa Area United Way’s neXtulsa Executive Non-Profit Executive Leadership Class and the Junior League of Tulsa. Ashley is a certified ZUMBA instructor for YMCA Tulsa and teaches Sunday school at First United Methodist Church. She resides in Tulsa’s Brady Heights neighborhood with her husband and son.