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Michael Ambriz is the Chief of Operations for Uncommon Schools, where he develops and implements strategic priorities and policies for Home Office, regional, and school operations across Uncommon. Michael joined the Uncommon family in May 2008 as the founding Regional Chief Operating Officer at North Star Academy. In 2014, he helped found Uncommon’s newest region, Camden Prep. As Regional Chief Operating Officer for ten years, he oversaw all non-instructional aspects of Uncommon’s schools and supported their growth. During his tenure, North Star and Camden Prep scaled to increase enrollment seven-fold, providing additional opportunities for the students of Newark and Camden each year. Prior to joining North Star, Michael served as the Managing Director at the National Institute Operations for Teach For America, where he helped launch two inaugural training sites and drove operations for the then-Six Summer Institutes.
Michael holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California–Los Angeles, is a Fall 2018 Pahara-Aspen Fellow, and originally hails from California. He hopes to someday invent a machine that will transport LA weather to the East Coast.