Pedro joins Transcend as a Partner on the School Design Team. He has spent the past 15 years dedicated to excellence and equity in learning environments. In this role at Transcend, he champions a community-based, liberatory design process with his partner schools as we reimagine schooling to lead to more extraordinary and equitable learning experiences for all students.
Prior to Joining Transcend, Pedro served as the Senior Program Manager for Leadership Development at Innovate Public Schools, coaching and developing school leaders from around the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Pedro fell in love with education during HIS time as a Teach for America corps member in Brooklyn, New York where he started off teaching second grade at Excellence Boys Charter School. He then worked as a school leader in Brooklyn and East Harlem, New York. He also spent a year supporting schools and communities abroad, including in Antigua, Guatemala with Sueños and in Cape Town, South Africa with South African Education Project (SAEP). He remains closely connected to these organizations and has supported their work from afar as a board member.
Pedro earned his BA in Latin American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his master’s from the Relay Graduate School of Education. His learning and professional growth has also included fellowships with Transformational Educational Leadership, National Principals Academy Fellowship, and the Inclusive Schools Leadership Institute. In his free time, you can find Pedro spending time with family, throwing down in the kitchen, dancing at a live show, playing some frisbee/basketball/handball, or traveling around the globe.