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Principal & Co-Founder


Acuity Consultants


Michael Ambriz is a service-oriented, equity-driven, transformational leader who enables people to do and be their best through strategy, systems, and collaboration. He founded Acuity Consultants in 2022 to help organizations solve their most pressing problems and find clarity in their path forward. Bringing 20 years of leadership experience in education organizations to bear, he is the former Chief of Operations at Uncommon Schools, a charter management organization that grew under his 13 years of leadership from 11 to 55 schools, serving over 20,000 students in six cities. During his time at Uncommon, Michael stewarded the growth of the flagship network North Star Academy in Newark, New Jersey from four schools to 14, spearheaded the opening of schools in Camden, New Jersey–Uncommon’s first ever expansion project–and oversaw the organization’s response to COVID in 2020. Before his time at Uncommon, Michael spent five years at Teach for America through significant years of growth, culminating as the Managing Director of National Institute Operations where he helped architect the organizational support and accountability systems for their summer training institutes. Michael is a Pahara Fellow, a FOX Fellowship coach and advisory board member, and has a certificate of business excellence from Columbia Business School. He is a certified practitioner in the Meyers & Briggs Instrument (MBTI), as well as the Six Types of Working Genius from The Table Group. He holds a BS from the University of California, Los Angeles, and currently lives in Harlem, NYC where he is single-handedly working to keep Broadway open post-COVID.

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