Jordan Pineda

  • Senior Policy Manager, Children’s Cabinets

Jordan brings a tremendous passion stemming from a personal connection to this work. He started his career teaching High School English before leaving the classroom to recruit teachers of color into Title I schools. In 2018 he became a Manager of Teacher Leadership and Development with Teach For America. In the same year he founded the non-profit City to Cea, an organization dedicated to redefining masculinity for boys of color and is intent on defining the ‘modern man’. He is proud to serve on the board of directors for multiple state and local 501c3s and C4s focused on youth equity in North Carolina.

Jordan spent six years in Charlotte, NC advocating for and advising on progressive and equitable education reform; this included a run for school board. He now lives in Washington, D.C. and is vocal about ensuring BIPOC leaders are elected to represent BIPOC constituents and that teacher voices dominate education policy.

With a BA in Sociology and Education Equity from Wake Forest University in 2015, his strengths lie in articulating the micro-level effects that macro-level policy have on opportunity youth and their communities. He is currently earning his M.Ed. in Education Policy & Management from Harvard University.