Dr. George Fitch, CEO

Dr. George E. Fitch, Jr. graduated December 16, 2019, from the Shippensburg/Millersville Universities combined program with his doctorate in Educational Leadership.  He also is a proud graduate of Howard University in Washington DC where he received his BS in Elementary Education.  Dr. Fitch also has two Master’s degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Administration.  Dr. Fitch also holds a Superintendent Letter of Eligibility as well as certifications in Administration (K-12) and an Instructional II Elementary Education (K-6).

Charelle James
Chief Learning Officer

Charelle brings over 20 years of teaching and school leadership experience to Urban Teachers. In her most recent role as Assistant Principal for the Baltimore School for the Arts for nine years, she ensured the school’s culture and students’ college and career readiness. Before School for the Arts, she spent 14 years with the Baltimore City Public Schools. One of the highlights of her career was being directly instrumental in founding the National Academy Foundation High School.  At the center of her work has been teacher effectiveness. She came to Urban Teachers because she believes teachers are integral to bringing progress, sustainability, and wellness to students, families, and whole communities. She hopes to continue creating an environment that invites, values, and supports teachers from all backgrounds. Still, she is especially committed to increasing the number of Black teachers in Baltimore classrooms and beyond.  Charelle was most recently featured in the Teachers in the Movement project, which used oral history accounts to share how teachers used their practice, pedagogy, and community work as forms of activism.

Tonya London
Chief Research and Information

Tonya London is a former teacher, administrator, and owner of A New World Group Home for Girls, I truly have a love for children and a passion for learning. Her educational background includes a Bachelors’s degree in Elementary Education from Morgan State University and a Masters’s degree in Supervision and Administration from Johns Hopkins University. Enjoys traveling, reading, and working out. Presently, She works as a mentor for Seton Shelters Children of Prisoners Program. She also works with Joy Ministries by tutoring children during the school year and in the summer school program teaching children how to read.