[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I am an author, education consultant and strategist, and appointee to the White House Commission of Educational Excellence for Hispanics. I work with nonprofits, foundations, and education systems across the K-16 sector. My career encompasses major programmatic, management, and executive leadership roles and is marked both by my vast knowledge of secondary reform and college readiness and hands-on experience managing and supporting major foundation initiatives. As an education strategist, I have served in an advisory capacity to leaders’ of multiple organizations, including non profits, state systems, and foundations to assist in creating, revising, or implementing their education initiatives. Some of my clients have included The Carnegie Corporation, The Community College of Philadelphia, The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. My book, Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public Schools Are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century, published by The New Press, was released June, 2014.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant, I served as the President of the New Tech Network and the Vice President for Education Strategy at KnowledgeWorks. In Washington, DC, I was a senior associate at the Institute for Educational Leadership where I founded the Washington, D.C.-based National High School Alliance while developing and managing three other projects. I have been a columnist for Phi Delta Kappan and still publish in the magazine and have been a contributing author to other books and independent reports. I am an international and national speaker on the topics of deeper learning, education innovation and reform, college readiness, and the future of learning. A recent talk can be found at: www.TEDxWashingtonHeights.com.