A nonprofit founded in 1992

Lauren has been with BellXcel since 2011, most recently serving as president and chief strategy officer. She believes all children deserve access to quality learning year-round. Lauren is leading BellXcel’s charge to expand access to learning time for highest-need students to eliminate the achievement gap.

Under Lauren’s leadership, BellXcel is exploring ways to substantiate its effect on parent engagement and educator professional development, and establish evidence-based programs in more communities. Today, she is overseeing the creation of a new technology platform that will transform the way programs powered by BellXcel are delivered, and scaled to reach exponentially more children.

Lauren served as a special education teacher in her native New Mexico and as an assistant superintendent in Massachusetts. She attended the highly-selective nonprofit leadership program at Harvard University and was named a Results for America fellow.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico in Special Education, and her doctorate in Education from Boston College. Lauren is also the proud mother of an active and beautiful 10-year-old daughter, Ayla.

lauren sanchez gilbert

Lauren Sanchez Gilbert, Ed.D.

Chief Executive Officer