June 5, 2023
Anyeli Matos (An-Je-Li) is a proud Afro-Dominican, born and raised in the Dominican Republic. Her experiences as an immigrant and first generation college graduate drive her passion for education reform. She started her professional journey in finance publishing and swiftly made the shift to the education sector. Most recently, Anyeli led the charter schools office at the New York City Department of Education. In this role, she led the policy, finance, school level support, special education operations and authorizing of 280+ charter schools serving ~140k students including ~25k students with disabilities. She advocated and worked on building equitable systems and policies within district, often creating new pathways for collaboration and strategies in support of all students. Special Education was a priority focus including strengthening the per pupil billing structure and codifying special education procedures and policies for the sector. She is a product of New York City public schools, graduated from Binghamton University with a degree in Sociology and economics and most recently completed an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She is excited to return to HGSE to pursue a Doctorate in Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.).