Patrice Pujol

National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET), Santa Monica, CA

Patrice serves as president and chief strategy officer of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET). She is responsible for the overall implementation and continuous improvement of NIET’s strategic development plan and the advancement of NIET’s brand and mission to improve educator effectiveness. Pujol joined NIET after a prestigious 40-year career in Ascension Public Schools, Louisiana where she served as superintendent of schools. Under her leadership, the district was an A-rated district in the state’s accountability system and significantly closed historical student achievement gaps.

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