Lisa Ortiz

As Director of Program Operations, Lisa (she/her/hers) supports the planning and execution of all BES programs. Previously, Lisa served as Associate Director of Academic Operations and Strategy at Achievement First, supporting 40+ schools and school leaders in all aspects of student assessments. Her storied background includes teaching Composition at the University of Hawaii, playing keyboard for a touring Broadway musical, as well as managing all programmatic aspects of an outreach tutoring program through Columbia University. Throughout her range of experiences, she has developed a passion for community-focused and data-driven educational programming.
Lisa holds a Master’s in English from the University of Hawaii and is currently enrolled in the EdD in Leadership and Learning in Organizations through Vanderbilt University. By way of Florida, Hawaii, and New York, Lisa now resides in Illinois with her husband, stepson, and furry children.