Mo Nuñez is a senior associate with the Great Schools Partnership. He was born in the New York City but spent his childhood between the Dominican Republic and New York City. Mo has 20 years of experience in public education. He has taught across the northeast in public schools, private independent schools, and universities. He has also led and/or designed several successful alternative-education and at-risk-youth programs. Mo was most recently the director of student services and special education at Baxter Academy for Technology and Science; he is also one of the founding partners. Mo’s professional focus is on issues of teen violence, restorative justice practices, the social-emotional education of teens, family engagement, and creating inclusive school environments for students. Mo’s first language is Spanish. He graduated with a B.A. in sociology and creative writing from Hampshire College, and earned his MSEd in teaching and learning from the University of Maine. He is a PhD dropout who lives in Portland, Maine, with his wife and dog.