Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

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Major Publication:
"Driven by Data"
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"This gem is one of the most important books to come out on American education in years."
—Jon Schnur, co-founder and chief executive officer, New Leaders for New Schools, and senior advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Managing Director of Uncommon Schools Newark

Summer Institute Presenter

How Paul helped our schools: Paul used his experience as the Managing Director of one the nation’s most successful school networks to support network team members in their understanding and implementation of data-driven instruction. Paul was joined and assisted by public school principals who have seen dramatic gains in student achievement.


During Paul’s seven years at North Star, the network has seen dramatic increases in performance in student achievement, making North Star one of the highest achieving urban schools in New Jersey. he has trained over 1,800 school leaders nationwide through his work at Uncommon Schools and as the Data-Driven Instruction faculty member for New Leaders for New Schools, the leading national urban school leadership training program. Prior to joining North Star, Paul worked for six years in a bilingual school in Mexico City, where he founded the International Baccalaureate program at the middle school level, led significant gains in English test score results, and was named Teacher of the Year in 1999. He earned a B.A. in Social Justice from Duke University (1994) and his M.Ed. in School Administration via New Leaders for New Schools from the City University of New York—Baruch College (2003).

Impact on Student Achievement

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Last Updated: February 7, 2014