NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez today was named a Fall 2019 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow. A partnership between the Pahara and Aspen Institutes, the Fellowship selects a diverse group of high potential leaders who are reimagining public education to develop them as leaders in the field. Pahara-Aspen Fellows become part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, which currently includes more than 2,800 Fellows from 60 countries who are collectively making tremendous positive change in the world.

“I am honored and humbled to be selected as part of such a prestigious and exceptional group of leaders in education,” said Dr. Gutiérrez. “As I expand my own leadership skills through this opportunity, I will guide the NYC Leadership Academy in deepening and expanding our efforts to develop school and school system leaders who can identify and address inequities in their school systems and in turn transform learning for every child.”

Over two years, the 25 Fellows will participate in a series of seminars and a leadership project that will enable them to reflect on and grapple with issues of leadership, diversity, education, and social change. Please see the Fellowship press release for more detail on the program and the complete list of Fellows.

About Dr. Nancy B. Gutiérrez

Dr. Nancy B. Gutiérrez is President & CEO of the NYC Leadership Academy. She began her career as a teacher and principal in her home community of East San Jose, CA, where she was the founding principal of Renaissance Academy, the highest performing middle school in the district and a California Distinguished School. Dr. Gutiérrez also led the successful effort to turn around the district’s lowest performing middle school. She was named the UC Davis Rising Star and Association of California School Administrator’s Region 8 Middle School Principal of the Year in 2010. Dr. Gutiérrez is a graduate of the inaugural cohort of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) program and is a graduate of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Aspiring Superintendents Academy. Prior to working at the NYC Leadership Academy, Dr. Gutiérrez launched a program for executive leadership advancement for the New York City Department of Education that led to superintendent certification. She is an adjunct professor at NYU and is a frequent instructor for the Harvard Principals’ Center institutes for School Turnaround Leaders, Urban School Leaders, and Race, Equity, Access, and Leadership. Dr. Gutiérrez also serves on the Latinos for Education teaching team and is a member of Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC). Find Dr. Gutiérrez on Twitter @nancybgutierrez or LinkedIn.

About the NYC Leadership Academy

NYC Leadership Academy is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that builds the capacity of educational leaders, at every level of the system, to confront inequities and create the conditions necessary for all students to thrive. Since 2003, NYCLA has worked with educators in more than 185 school districts, state education departments, and education organizations across 35 states, Washington, D.C., and internationally.