Paul Bambrick-Santoyo was the Managing Director of middle school and high school for Uncommon Schools Newark, which comprises ten North Star Academy schools. During Bambrick-Santoyo’s twelve years at North Star, the schools have seen dramatic gains in student achievement, making them among the highest-achieving urban schools in New Jersey and winners of multiple recognitions, including the US Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon Award. Author of Driven by Data, Leverage Leadership, and Great Habits, Great Readers, Bambrick-Santoyo has trained over 10,000 school leaders worldwide in instructional leadership, including multiple schools that have gone on to become the highest-gaining or highest achieving schools in their districts. Prior to joining North Star, Bambrick-Santoyo worked for six years in a bilingual school in Mexico City, where he founded the International Baccalaureate program at the middle school level. He earned a B.A. in Social Justice from Duke University and his M.Ed. in School Administration via New Leaders from the City University of New York—Baruch College.