Nate Monley, EdD

Senior Director of Special Projects

Nate Monley is the Senior Director of Special Projects at Alder Graduate School of Education. As a core faculty member and a member of Alder Graduate School of Education’s leadership team, Nate is primarily responsible for the administration of Alder Graduate School of Education’s academic affairs, including the supervision of faculty, development of educational programs and curricula, and implementation of the institution’s mission, purposes, and objectives.

Nate entered education as a Teach For America corps member working in East Los Angeles. After three years working in a bilingual fifth-grade classroom, Nate moved to a small dual-immersion charter school in Santa Barbara, where he taught for seven years. During that time, he spent a year in Chile studying bilingual education through a Rotary Foundation scholarship and started a bilingual summer camp on the Westmont College campus. Nate came to Aspire Public Schools as Principal of Capitol Heights Academy in 2009. During his three years as Principal, the school was recognized with the California Distinguished School and National Blue Ribbon awards. Nate holds degrees in English and Spanish from Westmont College and an MEd from University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of the Pacific in 2017.