Jaime Aquino

Guest Blogger

CEO, New Leaders

New York City, New York

Jaime Aquino is the chief program officer at New Leaders.

Previously, he held leadership positions in several major districts, including deputy executive director for the division of instructional support and local instructional superintendent for New York City, deputy superintendent of instruction for Los Angeles Unified School District and chief academic officer in Denver.

Aquino was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and began his career in education as a bilingual teacher in Queens, New York.

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Posted Oct. 8, 2015

We Need Educators Who Reflect the Communities They Serve

Last year, I attended a gathering of education leaders and advocates working to improve schools for low-income and minority students.…

By Jaime Aquino

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Posted Nov. 20, 2020

I’m Thankful for the Activists Who Are Knocking Down Doors and Taking Their Seats at the Table

Picture this—it’s Thanksgiving, the whole family’s waiting to eat but as usual, dinner is delayed and hangriness is a whole ass mood—but no one can…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Nov. 24, 2020

Let’s Get Back to Grace and Gratitude This Thanksgiving

Living through a pandemic is rough. It’s an experience that we are all wanting to come to an end. It has caused businesses to shut…

By Shawnta S. Barnes

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Posted Nov. 23, 2020

One Memphis Mom (and Grandma) Has a Thanksgiving Message for Joe Biden

Sarah Carpenter, executive director of Memphis Lift, spent much of the 2020 primary season bringing her message—her plea—for liberation from failing schools to all who were…

By Erika Sanzi

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