Dr. Olivia Lynch has a multifaceted portfolio of experience in the field of education.  Dr. Lynch is the Executive Director/Principal of Thomas Edison Charter Academy (TECA). She is also Adjunct Professor of Educational Leadership at Patten University in Oakland California. Previously Dr. Lynch was the Director of Instruction for a nearby school district. Previous to that position, she was an educational consultant, providing services and supports on a number of initiatives and programs in schools, districts, educational organizations and with the Department of Education in Washington D.C.  She also has served as Director of Professional Learning at the School Redesign Network at Stanford University and Director of Education at Education Trust West. Dr. Lynch received her B.A.from New York University, her M.A. from Adelphi University, her principal and district leadership certificates from City College of New York and her Doctor of Education from Mills College, in Oakland, California.