Next Generation Learning Challenges
As the newest crew member and Co-director at Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC), Carlos leads efforts to ensure excellence in program delivery, tools development, internal flow, and organizational learning and serves as the NGLC “practice ambassador.” He also works on transformational school design and infusing DEI/social justice into what the organization does daily. Prior to joining NGLC, Carlos served as the founding principal at the International High School at Langley Park (IHSLP) in Bladensburg, Maryland. The school serves 100% ELL students who are newcomers to the U.S. In designing and implementing an innovative student-centered school intentionally designed to serve his diverse student body, Carlos and his team created a strong personalized, mastery-based model that leverages a strong advisory program and community partners who provide significant enrichment opportunities for students. The school earned high National and metro-area rankings in the 2021 Best High Schools U.S. News and World Report. Prior to founding and launching IHSLP, he was a teacher and an assistant principal at high schools in the Bronx and served as a director of college counseling at College Bound Initiative. A Pahara Fellow, Carlos has spoken about his work at Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, and University of Maryland. Carlos is the recipient of the NYC Teaching Fellowship and the Posse Foundation leadership scholarship. He holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.A. from both CUNY at Lehman College and New York University. He also holds an Ed.D. from the University of Maryland - College Park where his research focused on culturally responsive mathematics and ELA classrooms in the context of instruction for ELLs. He recently co-authored a paper for the Rutgers University Reparative Justice, Racial Restoration, and Education Editorial Series titled “Unearthing Hidden Gems in an American Public High School: A Three-Pronged Approach to Meeting the Needs of Diverse Students Through an Equity Lens,” released in August of 2021.