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Chief Talent Officer

Mónica Vasquez, is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for the organization’s talent management initiatives, to advance the Alliance’s objective of recruiting, selecting, developing, evaluating, rewarding and retaining top talent.

Prior to joining Alliance, Mónica served as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), making sure SFUSD leveraged its greatest organizational asset—its people—in pursuit of its mission. She helped articulate the district's talent strategy and initiatives aimed at supporting the employee life cycle from entry to exit.

Her time in SFUSD as CHRO was informed by experiences she gathered as a Partner at TNTP, working nationally with school districts and state departments of education to help them understand how their teachers were performing and how to create working conditions in which they can thrive. She has also been a Vice President with Educational Services of America, part of the senior management team at The Breakthrough Collaborative and has held several roles at Teach For America.

Mónica began her education career in 1994 as a Spanish bilingual classroom teacher in Southern California. Mónica has a bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.