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A proud native New Yorker, Carlos Moreno is a passionate education trailblazer committed to supporting school and district leaders in creating high-quality, innovative schools designed to tackle systemic equity issues.


Carlos currently serves as Co-Executive Director for Big Picture Learning, a nonprofit organization that has developed more than 200 such schools in the United States and around the world. He also co-founded and leads the Deeper Learning Equity Fellowship in partnership with the Internationals Network for Public Schools as well as the newly created Ashé Leaders Fellowship; and is also the founder and co-producer of the highly acclaimed Leadership Journeys storytelling initiative; which has featured inspirational figures such as Christopher Emdin, Dena Simmons, Kaya Henderson, Nancy Gutierrez, Meisha Porter, Bettina Love, and many more. Carlos holds undergraduate degrees in marketing and business and a Masters Degree in educational leadership.

But those are merely Carlos’ representatives. At heart, Carlos is an observer, a family man, a learner, a builder of community, a student, and a teacher—someone who has simultaneously found and continues to seek his own leadership soul. 

WATCH - What is Leadership Soul? (Virtual keynote from the 2021 Big Picture Learning Leadership Conference)

WATCH - What is Leadership Journeys?

READ - "Democracy Should Not Equal your Destiny." Is Equity Enough, 2021 State of Black Kansas City.

READ - Making Mattering Matter.

WATCH - Carlos Moreno, Acceptance remarks - ASU GSV 2020 Innovator of Color Award.

READ - In Loving Memory of a Different Time.

READ - Shining a Light on History.

WATCH - Carlos Moreno, Opening Keynote iNACOL (now Aurora) 2018 Symposium.

WATCH - Carlos Moreno, Keynote 2018 Deeper Learning Conference at High Tech High.


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