Yvette A. Núñez Promoted to Mastery Schools Chief of Staff
Diverse nonprofit experience will contribute to oversight of external and internal strategies across the school network
Mastery Schools CEO, Dr. Joel Boyd, has announced the promotion of Yvette A. Núñez as the charter network’s first Chief of Staff. In this role, she will oversee a diverse portfolio, including advocacy, communications, development, and external partnerships, while serving as a strategic advisor to the CEO and the Executive Team.
“I am the first and only person in my family to graduate from high school,” shared Núñez. “The role that education has played in my life, despite growing up in poverty, is profound. I know firsthand the beauty and brilliance that can be found in low-income communities, and to get to work with a team that has made it their mission to use education itself as the catalyst to unearth it is a great honor.”
Núñez joined Mastery Schools as Chief External Affairs Officer in January 2023 under founder Scott Gordon, who stepped down from his role as CEO. Núñez has been an instrumental partner to Dr. Boyd throughout the transition and will continue to provide strategic guidance across all network functions and initiatives.
“With a deep connection to the Mastery mission and a strong understanding of the communities that we serve, Yvette has become a trusted voice at Mastery,” said Boyd. “Her ability to execute on a high level, while coordinating between internal and external stakeholders will be pivotal as Mastery continues its strategic planning process for the future. We are grateful to have Yvette in this role as we enter a new chapter.”
Across her 25-year professional career, Núñez has led external strategies for various local and national nonprofit organizations, including UnidosUS and The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. She has been recognized for her work by City and State PA and the Hispanic Bar Association and currently serves as a board member for CEIBA and PIDC’s Community Capital Advisory Board. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Temple University.