Xochitl is experienced in curriculum design, professional development, innovative school models, and STEM education. As Manager of School Design & Instruction, Xochitl works closely with Springpoint’s partners, particularly at the school level, to support the design and iteration of new school models that work for the actual students being served.
Most recently, Xochitl worked at Science Friday, supporting the work of teachers to bring engaging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into the classroom. Prior to joining Science Friday, Xochitl was a Special Education and Science teacher for seven years in the Bronx in New York City. As as teacher, Xochitl researched student engagement, assistive technology, and culturally responsive curriculum with the Teachers’ College Inclusive Classrooms Project, led the development of blended-learning science units, and implemented Youth Positive Action Research (YPAR).
Xochitl holds a BA in Politics from Occidental College and an MSEd in Leadership and Special Education from The City College of New York.