Adriana Harrington is the Director of Innovation Policy for ExcelinEd. Adriana previously worked at the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), most recently serving as the Director of Project Management for the Division of Consolidated Planning and Monitoring and the Division of School Improvement. In this role, Adriana led the department’s statewide school improvement initiatives to increase student outcomes in schools performing in the bottom 5%. She also served as the Program Manager of Student Readiness for the TDOE's Division of College, Career and Technical Education. Adriana was a high school social studies teacher in Memphis for several years and a Teach For America corps member. Adriana earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Policy from Duke University.