Nate Monley, EdD

Elementary Education Specialist Faculty and Senior Director of New Program Development and Accreditation
nmonley@aldergse.edu

Nate Monley is the Elementary Education Specialist Faculty and Senior Director of New Program Development and Accreditation at Alder Graduate School of Education. As a core faculty member Dr. Monley is responsible for the design and leadership of Alder’s courses for multiple subject teachers. In his Director role Nate is Alder’s accreditation liaison officer and also assists with launching new academic endeavors such as Alder’s Master’s degree pathway for currently serving teachers. Nate was proud to serve as Alder’s founding Dean in its first few years as an independent institution.

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.