Program Director
ACT Center for Equity in Learning

Maria Vasquez is the Program Director for Strategic Partnerships at ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning. In her role, Maria works with new and existing partnerships to fulfill ACT’s mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success.

Maria brings a history of strong partnerships with schools, businesses, and state education leaders to her position. Prior to joining ACT, Maria developed the international market for Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). Maria also served as Head of Strategic Initiatives at Promethean Inc. where she provided education advocacy for US and international education organizations and was instrumental in developing their research agenda. Additionally, Maria served in strategic capacities at Carnegie Learning and Apple Computer’s education technology Initiatives.

Maria is the 2008 recipient of The National Achiever Award given by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE). Maria currently serves on the board of the Organization of American States (OAS) Inter-American Teacher Network (ITEN). Maria is a graduate from The University of Texas.