Lead Community Schools Director for Frederick Douglass Academy III (FDAIII) and Longwood Preparatory Academy (LPA), New York City
Altagracia Montilla is a Lead Community Schools Director working with Frederick Douglass Academy III (FLAIII) and Longwood Preparatory Academy (LPA) in New York City. As a Lead Community Schools Director, Altagracia is responsible for the day-to-day management of the community school strategy in collaboration with Community School Directors, school leadership and community partners. Prior to joining CSS, Altagracia managed education programs in the greater Chicago-land area, most recently as the Director of Education and Professional Development at the Beyond Sports Foundation. She has expertise in culturally conscious, student-centered success programs for students and educators and is passionate about assessing the individual needs of students, drawing on her experiences as a NYC native and first generation college student. Altagracia received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Skidmore College.