Silver Giving Foundation, Executive Director
Natasha Hoehn currently serves as the Executive Director of the Silver Giving Foundation and as a Senior Partner of California Education Partners. She traces her lifelong commitment to public education and social justice to her years as a junior high school English teacher in the South Bronx, where she founded the school’s theater program, implemented an “early college” program, and developed a project-based writing curriculum for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. A graduate of Yale University, former Teach for America Corps Member of 1996 and Coro Community Fellow of 2004, Natasha’s passion for teaching and learning has led her to take on numerous leadership roles within the education community: as a student, teacher, policy analyst, fundraiser, evaluator, school board candidate, partner, and communicator.
In addition to her role leading non-profit organizations, Natasha stewards numerous efforts to support strategic reform and engage civic leadership in California’s public schools. Since 2005, she has served as an executive-on-loan to the San Francisco School Alliance. She was an active leader in San Francisco’s Prop A 2006 and Prop A 2008 campaigns and currently serves as Chair of San Francisco’s After School for All Council and as a Board member of the San Francisco Girls Chorus. Recently, Natasha has served on the New Leaders for New Schools Bay Area Advisory Board, as a leader in the Full Circle Fund’s Education Circle, and as President of the Board of the Future Leaders Institute. She lives in the Mission District of San Francisco with her dog, CJ.