Co-Founder & Principal Consultant
Camino Group LLC
Felipe Perez is co-founder and principal with Camino Group, a consulting firm leveraging research, stakeholder engagement, and bicultural insight to improve equitable college & career pathways.
Before founding Camino Group, he served Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in various leadership roles. As executive director of teacher pipelines, he led efforts to improve teacher preparation, strengthen teacher diversity, and increase equity of access to teachers for students throughout the city. As director of accountability for Network 3, he supported 26 elementary and high school principals serving 17,000 students on Chicago’s Westside to manage performance and ensure a focus on academic growth and achievement. As director of operations for the Austin Multiplex High School campus, he directed operations for three co-located neighborhood high schools serving Chicago’s Austin community. He joined CPS in 2013 as Chief of Staff in the district’s Talent Office, leading the revamp of the annual classified staff evaluation process.
Prior to transitioning into education through the Broad Residency, Felipe worked in public safety as emergency services policy director for the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, and as a project management and strategic planning consultant for police, fire, and emergency medical services agencies. He is a United States Army veteran who served on reconstruction missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Felipe holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Williams College, a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the Broad Center.