Mr. VanBerschot received his Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Illinois and an M.A. in teaching from Western New Mexico University. As Executive Director of Teach for American Denver in 2007, he oversaw an increase in revenue of 90% to $1.3M, increase in corps size by 150% to 125 and full retention of the founding staff. During the three years he was Executive Director of Teach for America New Mexico, the region became one of the top performing regions in student achievement. Mr. VanBerschot also led the increase of its regional funding base by 217%. He was part of the 2001 Teach for America charter corps in New Mexico, teaching 3rd, 5th and 6th grade social studies. He was instrumental in students achieving a 34% increase on the New Mexico state exam.