Program Profiles
Andrea Castañeda

Photo portrait of Andrea Castaneda
Current Title
Design and Innovation Officer
Current Organization
Tulsa Public Schools

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Chief of accelerating school performance
Previous Organization
Rhode Island Department of Education
Previous Organization Sector
State Education Agency

The Broad Academy 2013-2014


The Broad Academy brings together people who have extremely different perspectives on the issues central to dramatically improving education right now. Having that full range of thought is unmatched anywhere else, and it was exactly the kind of development I was looking for. It helped us grow in ways we couldn’t have imagined.

Bringing families closer to schools, bringing schools closer to kids and bringing kids closer to success have been the focus of Andrea Castañeda’s career. As chief of fiscal integrity and statewide efficiencies at the Rhode Island Department of Education, she made state-local collaboration a focus of her efforts in leading several projects, including the systematic redesign of the statewide school funding formula and negotiating collective bargaining agreements. She also has designed and led academic programs in secondary education, career and technical education, virtual learning, charter schools and school turnaround. Her efforts helped drive the state to post record-high English/language arts and mathematics results. She now serves the students and families of Tulsa Public Schools as chief design and innovation officer.

Current Title
Design and Innovation Officer
Current Organization
Tulsa Public Schools

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Chief of accelerating school performance
Previous Organization
Rhode Island Department of Education
Previous Organization Sector
State Education Agency