Manny Barrera

Manny serves as a Program Manager for the College on Track Collaboration where he supports districts to implement systems and structures of continuous improvement to increase the number of students graduating college-ready.

Over his 15 years in education Manny has served in various capacities – from special education inclusion teacher to STEM teacher, multiple school leadership roles and network/district leadership. During this time, he worked on codifying and scaling learning & leadership development programs across multiple sites – including co-founding a STEAM summer program as well as an expeditionary dual language school. 

Manny earned a B.S. in Biology/Chemistry from St. Mary’s University-San Antonio, an M.Ed. in School Leadership Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is currently completing his doctoral degree focused on the cross-section of K-12 education with business learning and development systems and structures.

As a Latinx first-generation college student, Manny has spent his time in education ensuring equitable access to high quality learning environments for all students.