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Monica Martinez    

Author, Education Consultant and Strategist & Appointee to the White House Commission of Educational Excellence for Hispanics

Dr. Monica R. Martinez is an author, education consultant and strategist, and appointee to the White House Commission of Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She works with nonprofits, foundations and education systems across the K-16 sector. Her book, “Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public Schools Are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century,” was released in June of 2014.

Her career encompasses major programmatic, management, and executive leadership roles and is marked both by her vast knowledge of secondary education reform and college readiness and hands-on experience managing and supporting major foundation initiatives.

As an education strategist, Dr. Martinez has served in an advisory capacity to leaders’ of multiple organizations, including nonprofits, state systems, and foundations to assist in creating, revising, or implementing their education initiatives.

Some of her 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.

Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Dr. Martinez served as the 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 where she founded the Washington, D.C.-based National High School Alliance while developing and managing three other projects. Dr. Martinez is a columnist for Phi Delta Kappan and has been a contributing author to other books and independent reports.

Speech Topics

  • Education
  • Deeper learning
  • Education innovation and reform
  • College readiness
  • The future of learning


Monica Rae Martinez, Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Monica Martinez, as an education strategist, author, Senior Fellow to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and appointee to the White House Commission of Educational Excellence for Hispanics, you are a true advocate for education reform.

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