After a successful career in the corporate and International non-profit sectors, Carlos has played many roles in the Big Picture Learning network. First as a teacher (2002) and then principal (2006), Assistant Superintendent, and Interim Superintendent (2008-10) at the Met School in Providence, Big Picture’s Learning's first school. Carlos left beautiful New England to formally join the BPL Leadership team as a regional director in New Jersey (2010), where he supported the innovation and change efforts in Newark Public Schools and throughout the state. Carlos was then named National Director of Schools in 2012, serving as a tenacious voice for enriching and expanding opportunities for all youth. In July 2015, Carlos began his new, now current, role as Big Picture Learning's co-Executive Director.
Carlos is an author and speaker, but is happiest as a roll-up-your-sleeves, “let’s get it done” expert practitioner in designing highly engaging schools and environments for youth, particularly those who have not been served well by traditional schools. He is also co-founder and co-director of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows.
Carlos holds undergraduate degrees in marketing and business from Johnson & Wales University along with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Most recently Carlos was named as a 2015 Pahara Institute Fellow – a fellowship designed to sustain diverse, high-potential leaders who are reimagining public education and who will shape the future of the educational excellence and equity movement.