Team Member

Tyrec Grooms

Tyrec Grooms

Legislative Affairs Assistant

As a member of the legislative affairs team, Ty advances Ed Trust’s goal of closing gaps in opportunity and achievement through his work tracking federal policy and analyzing education-related federal legislative and regulatory proposals and bills.

Prior to joining Ed Trust, Ty served as program assistant at Charter Board Partners, where he managed data analyses, board assessments, and events in line with the organization’s mission to help charter school board members govern in ways that drive school success. Before Charter Board Partners, he worked as an education research associate at Horton’s Kids, a nonprofit organization that provides tutoring and health services to Ward 8 residents in Washington, D.C.’s Anacostia neighborhood. Ty spent his undergraduate summers interning at the White House and on Capitol Hill. A first-generation college student, Ty holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in Government and Politics.

Favorite Sports Team
Washington Wizards

What drew you to education?
I grew up in Washington’s Wards 7 and 8 and attended low-performing primary schools. I’ve come to understand the importance and power of a quality education to drastically change people’s lives for the better, as it has for me.

Why are you passionate about working at Ed Trust?
Ed Trust works to eliminate the achievement gap for some of the most vulnerable in our society. The people are so relentless and passionate about their work, and I am more than excited to work at a place that is helping to significantly improve education outcomes for all students, especially low-income students and students of color.