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Ivan Cestero

Educator and Program Manager @ The Avenues School

Ivan is a teacher and educational innovator working at Avenues: The World School, a startup N-12 private school in NYC. He also works with Breaker, an ed startup, as program manager.

Ivan’s passion is for project-based and experiential education, particularly using the world of social innovation as a lens for open-ended, real-world problem solving.  Seeing design as a foundational tool for developing these critical non-cognitive or “soft”​ skills. His goal is to develop viable and scalable models for this kind of work as part of much-needed K12 ed reform in this country.