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In her role as Chief of Staff, Ms. Barcelo is the primary person responsible holistically for the effective operations of the Network Support team (200+ employees), including all of the talent, culture, and planning work that sets up our teams and staff to be high-performing. Prior to joining Achievement First, Ms. Barcelo was most recently the Chief of Staff for KIPP New Jersey. At KIPP New Jersey, she wore various hats over 8 years starting as a classroom teacher to leading special projects and strategy for the network.

Ms. Barcelo began her career in education as a middle school classroom teacher through Teach For America in the South Bronx. She holds a bachelor’s in political science from SUNY Binghamton and a master’s in teaching from Fordham University.

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