Lizette B. Suxo joined Avenues in the fall of 2018 as a learning specialist in the Lower Division. With nearly two decades working in and with schools throughout the country and South America, she brings a wealth of experience to our classrooms, most recently with the 1 World Network of Schools in Chile, where she managed the two-year partnership between 1 World, Aptus Chile and CREE Schools, the first KIPP-inspired school in South America. She also led CREE's founding leadership team in launching a pre-K through grade 12 school and designed and executed training and practice-based instructional coaching. She has brought similar leadership skills to her role as an independent education consultant, where she consulted on projects in school evaluation, teacher support, building family partnerships and leadership development with partners at the US Embassy in Bolivia, Achievement First-New Haven Public Schools, the UP Education Network and more.
Her previous leadership experience includes working as the chief learning officer at KIPP Philadelphia Schools and a leadership coach and intern supervisor with the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Lizette was the founding principal at Achievement First Bushwick Elementary School in Brooklyn, a founding dean of students at Achievement First Crown Heights Elementary School, and a classroom teacher at P.S. 156 in the Bronx as a Teach for America corps member. Lizette was also teacher leader/Fellow with The New Teacher Project. She has co-written work on Latino student success in American education published in Tides Momentum Magazine.
Lizette received a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies from Bryn Mawr College and a Master of Science in Education, Education Administration and Supervision and a Master of Science for Teachers from Pace University. She later went on to obtain a Doctor of Education Leadership from Harvard University.
In her spare time, Lizette enjoys going on long walks with her infant son, travel, reading and yoga.
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