Carnegie Corporation Announces a New Staff Appointment in Education Division

Andrés Henríquez has joined Carnegie Corporation of New York's education division as a program officer dealing with issues from early childhood education to urban school reform. He brings to the Corporation more than 15 years of experience in education, from teacher to researcher to program evaluator. Henríquez has also been a leader in the field that is adapting learning technologies into innovative educational programs.

"Andrés has a proven record as someone who is both innovative and collaborative," says Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York. "He will be invaluable as we assess some of the technological changes that affect how and what students learn. I also believe his collaborations with other foundations, nonprofits and educators is an experience that will be a great advantage in his work at the Corporation."

Henríquez joins the Corporation after almost ten years with the Center for Children and Technology at the New York offices of the Education Development Center, Inc. The Center for Children and Technology is a not-for-profit organization founded by the Bank Street College of Education in 1980 to address the issue of technology and learning. While there, Henríquez worked on a number of projects including Union City Online: An Architecture for Networking and Reform, a National Science Foundation supported initiative designed to investigate the potential of Internet technologies and Project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams), a comprehensive pre-K-12 program that supports inner-city teachers and students with academic programs, technology and social services. He also directed the Second Stage of Access project--a study on equity, diversity and computer access funded by the U.S. Department of Education. 

For one year, in 1997-1998, Henríquez joined the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia as associate program director. Among his responsibilities was acting as the foundation's coordinator for federal Internet based-resources for education.

Early in his career, Henríquez worked as a field research coordinator at the Children's Television Workshop and as a senior research analyst at MTV Networks. He started his career in the classroom working in a New York City public elementary school in East Harlem. After the school was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to enrich the school's science and technology he took over managing the school's program.

A graduate of Hamilton College, Henríquez majored in psychology and received his master's in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College at Columbia University. He serves on a number of proposal review panels for organizations including the National Science Foundation, DeWitt Wallace-Readers' Digest Fund, the U.S. Department of Education and the Public Education Network. Henríquez is married and the father of two young children.