Victor De La PazChief Financial Officer, Achievement First

    Victor De La Paz is the Chief Financial Officer for the Achievement First Public Charter School network (AF), which manages 34 schools in New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. In this role, he is responsible for steering all financial operations for AF such as revenue, payroll, accounts payable, internal audits and controls, and budgeting and forecasting. Prior to AF, Victor served as CFO for New Haven Public Schools and Baltimore City Public schools, as well as various leadership roles at Hartford Public Schools. A non-traditional education leader, he transitioned from corporate finance roles in the insurance and banking sector in 2008 through completion of the Broad Residency in Urban Education. Victor will be joining the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship in the Summer of 2018. He holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business and bachelor’s in History and Political Science from Rutgers College.