Community School Director for Longwood Preparatory Academy (LPA), New York City
Evelyn Canela is a Community School Director working with Longwood Preparatory Academy (LPA) in New York City. As a Community School Director, Evelyn is responsible for the day-to-day management of the community school strategy in collaboration with school leadership and community partners. Prior to joining CSS, Evelyn was a Senior Education Consultant working with the New York City Department of Education and the Louisiana State Department of Education supporting the advancement of school improvement strategies. She also worked as a College Access Coordinator at Legal Outreach and as a Program Manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. Evelyn holds a master’s degree in education policy and social analysis from Teachers College, Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from Skidmore College.