Dr. Brandon L. Wiley is the Chief Program Officer for the PBLWorks (formerly the Buck Institute for Education. In this role, Brandon is responsible for the implementation of all PBLWorks’ teacher and leader Project Based Learning services, research and evidence, and PBL events such as PBL World and regional PBL Institutes.
With experience as a classroom teacher, staff developer, district administrator and international education consultant, Brandon offers practical experience leading local, state and national initiatives focusing on school and district reform and the implementation of innovative programs. His national work includes serving as the Executive Director of Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network, where he led the growth and development of a national network of design-driven public and charter schools. His team provided strategic support to districts and school leadership around global competence, mastery-based learning, school development and the implementation of project based learning. He also served as Senior Director of School Development for Springpoint, a NYC-based organization focused on helping urban school districts develop mastery-based high schools that personalized learning for every student. On the local level, Brandon served as the Director of Staff Development and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in the West Seneca Central School District (NY).
Brandon holds several degrees from the State University of New York at Fredonia including a B.S. in elementary education, M.S. in curriculum and instruction, and CAS in school district administration. He also holds a doctoral degree in Educational and Organizational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. When not working, Brandon is an avid world traveler, having traveled to 25 countries and counting!