Monica Martinez

Sr School Strategist
XQ Institute

Dr. Monica Martinez is the Senior School Strategist for the XQ Institute, a project of the Emerson Collective. She is also an author, former Senior Fellow to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Presidential appointee to the White House Commission of Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Her career encompasses major programmatic, management, and executive leadership roles primarily around secondary reform and college readiness. Prior to working at XQ, Monica was an independent consultant, President of the New Tech Network and the Vice President for Education Strategy at KnowledgeWorks. In Washington, DC, she was a senior associate at the Institute for Educational Leadership and before that worked for Williams College. Her 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 and has received positive reviews. She has been a columnist for education magazines and has been a contributing author to other books and independent reports. When she is home, she can be found walking her dog around Tiburon, hiking in Marin, or on her Vespa or somebody’s sailboat (if they let her).

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