Our Team

The NewSchools team draws on extensive experience from across the education, business, policy and nonprofit sectors to help find, fund and support teams of educators and innovators.

Dorenyse Diaz

Dorenyse Diaz

Associate Partner

Dorenyse is an Associate Partner on the Diverse Leaders team, focused on management assistance and designing communities of practice.

Prior to joining NewSchools, Dorenyse was an assistant principal at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy in Los Angeles, where she supported educators and staff as a coach, wellness and school culture lead, and special education administrator. In addition to being a school leader, she has worked as consultant, teacher, and community organizer. Her focus has been supporting educators, leaders, and entrepreneurs in anti-racism, transformative justice, and disability justice.

Dorenyse graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Global Studies and Spanish Language and Literature. She grew up in Southeast Los Angeles, where she currently resides. She calls both Southeast LA and Estelí, Nicaragua home. Outside of work, Dorenyse spends her time writing, podcasting, traveling, and playing with her niece, nephews, and beloved puppy, Pofi.