Tony began his career at the Chicago Panel on Public School Policy and he has been a full time staffer for Legislative Education Study Committee in Santa Fe. This work was fundamental in establishing the context for cutting edge small schools in his home town. In 2008, Tony began work with a team to create ACE Leadership High School, the first in a network of the next generation of career focused schools in New Mexico. Leadership Schools Network has now grown to four schools, ACE, Health, Technology and Siembra (entrepreneurship) High Schools. These institutions are dedicated to the premise that "learning by doing," Positive Youth Development, and community engagement, will result in schools that make healthier and more prosperous communities. Under Tony’s leadership, Future Focused Education has been an advocate for a statewide innovation strategy. He is currently working with local community partners & national organizations to create an educational vision to transform the state.
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