Nathan Warner is a Program Officer in the Education Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. His portfolio includes partnerships across the Teaching and Learning and Open Educational Resource strategies and centers around supporting educators to create meaningful, challenging, and equitable student-centered learning experiences within communities full of care and support.
Previously, Nathan served in the roles of Senior Program Officer, Program Officer, and Director of Teaching and Learning for Lucas Education Research at the George Lucas Educational Foundation where he led a portfolio of researcher-practitioner partnerships focused on project-based learning initiatives. From 2018-2021, Nathan worked as a Regional Director at the educational nonprofit EL Education where he led a team of instructional leaders in supporting schools and districts in implementing EL Education’s student-centered school model. Prior to that, Nathan was a secondary social studies teacher and school-level instructional leader for sixteen years in the New York City Department of Education.
Nathan has a bachelor’s degree in social relations and public policy from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in historical studies from the New School for Social Research, and a doctorate in sociology from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. Nathan enjoys spending time outdoors in the California sunshine with his family.