ANDREA CASTAÑEDA

Chief Innovation Officer, Tulsa Public Schools

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Andrea Castañeda is chief innovation officer for Tulsa Public Schools. She has 15 years of experience working in public education at the district and state levels. Castañeda has designed and led academic programs in areas that include middle and high school education, career and technical education, virtual learning, charter schools, and school turnaround. Her diverse program experience is complemented by operational experience, including developing and managing large system budgets, redesigning a state education funding formula, and negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

In a previous role at the Rhode Island Department of Education, she helped facilitate a statewide conversation about public education that engaged thousands of Rhode Islanders and resulted in a five-year strategic plan.

Castañeda has a master’s in education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor’s from Brown University. She was a member of the first cohort of the Future Chiefs leadership development program.