Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
Atyani Howard has been with Camino Nuevo Charter Academy since 2002, serving as principal of the flagship Burlington campus from 2006 to 2011 and currently as the organization’s chief academic officer. During her tenure as principal, the Burlington campus grew over 120 points on the Academic Performance Index and received a number of awards, including the Title 1 Academic Achievement Award in 2010 and 2011, the California Association of Bilingual Education Seal of Excellence, the California Distinguished Schools Award, and the California Business for Education Excellence Award. As chief academic officer, she works to ensure excellent instruction for all students across the organization by fostering an authentic professional learning community. She has scaled the Camino Nuevo instructional mode. Howard is also a commissioner on the California State Board of Education’s Advisory Commission on Charter Schools and a trustee for the Girls Athletic Leadership Schools and Pueblo Nuevo Development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in multicultural studies and English and a master’s from Northwestern University.