Kate Glassman began her career working as a third grade teacher in a Title I-funded school in Charlotte, North Carolina, which fueled her passion for educational equity. Seeking to learn as much as possible about successful models of public K-12 education, Kate spent 15 months working for the Ministry of Education of Singapore as a high school argumentative writing teacher. Kate earned her Master of Public Policy degree at UC Berkeley in May 2016. During her time as a graduate student, Kate partnered with UEAAH to analyze state-level policy options to increase access to housing for K-12 teachers in California's coastal metropolitan school districts. Kate continues to work with UEAAH on various consulting projects, as she is dedicated to researching, promoting, and designing evidence-based social policies that support public school communities.
Founder & Chief Executive Director
Azalea Renfield is the Founder and Executive Director of United Educators Association for Affordable Housing, INC (UEAAH). Azalea is responsible for the strategic direction of UEAAH and oversees all areas of the company including policy, grant development, programs and services, asset management and partnerships. Azalea has earned her MPA from the University of San Francisco and a Master's in Human Resource Management from Golden Gate University. She also has received her bachelor’s in American Politics and Communication from the University of California, San Diego. Azalea had the honor of being selected as a recipient of the University of California, Washington Center (UCDC) Academic Program in our Nation’s Capital-Washington, D.C.
Having graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Community & Regional Development, Nathan firmly believes in the power of individual actions to empower communities. Education is the foundation block to the success of individuals, but without teachers the system of education would fail. Access to quality education should be a right to every child, and Nathan wants to enable teachers to comfortably afford housing. No housing for teachers, means no teachers, and no teachers mean a crumbled educational system in the Bay Area, which in turns means a future generation without a foundation for success.