Ronald Chaluisán joined the Newark Trust for Education in October 2016 as Executive Director. Ronald is committed to developing, coordinating and focusing ideas, resources and expertise that expand opportunity and improve academic and socio-emotional outcomes for all children in Newark. Prior to joining the Trust, Ronald led the New Visions Charter High Schools Initiative, successfully opening seven charter high schools serving high need students across New York City. During his career in the field of education, Ronald has also led the creation, implementation and assessment of programs and has served as principal and educator for district schools.
At New Visions, Ronald also served as Vice President for Programs overseeing the development and assessment of school creation programs, teaching and learning support, and teacher and leadership certification partnerships. At NV, Ronald also led the New Century High Schools Initiative, a city-wide school-creation process that resulted in the creation of ninety-nine small high schools across the city. As director of small schools, he oversaw the New Century High Schools Initiative, a comprehensive school-creation process, and designed a wide range of supports for existing small schools throughout New York City.
Prior to joining NV, Ronald founded the NYC Museum School, a partnership between NYC Community School District 2 and four New York City museums. Over the years, the school has claimed its place as one of the best high schools in New York City.
Ronald is currently a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Harvard University, a Master of Arts in Literature from Claremont Graduate University, and a Master of Education in Leadership from Bank Street College of Education.