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Ronald Chaluisán Batlle joined Newark Trust for Education in October 2016 as Executive Director. Ronald is committed to developing, coordinating and focusing ideas, resources and expertise that expand opportunity and improve academic and socio-emotional outcomes for all children in Newark.
Prior to joining the Trust, Ronald was Vice President at New Visions for Public Schools (NVPS). He led the Charter High Schools Initiative, successfully opening seven charter high schools serving high need students across New York City.
At NVPS, Ronald served as Vice President for Programs and led the New Century High Schools Initiative, a city-wide school-creation process that resulted in the creation of ninety-nine small high schools whose students consistently exceed city-wide performance metrics.
Prior to joining NVPS, Ronald founded the NYC Museum School, a partnership between NYC Community School District 2 and four New York City museums. Over the years, the school has claimed its place as one of the best high schools in New York City.
Ronald is a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Harvard University, a Master of Arts in Literature from Claremont Graduate University, and a Master of Education in Leadership from Bank Street College of Education.