Leadership Team


Dr. Sherry Segura
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Sherry Segura has more than 22 years of education experience and is a proud product of the California public school system. She served as a middle school language arts, English language development, and reading intervention teacher. She spent 7 years as an instructional coach, supporting teachers in growing and developing their craft. She was a successful early childhood, elementary and K-8 school administrator in Colorado and California. She is committed to providing all students with a rigorous, high-quality education coupled with enrichment opportunities to ensure post-secondary success. Her unique experience of teaching, coaching, and overseeing preschool, elementary, middle school, high school, undergraduate, graduate, and Doctoral students is pivotal to understanding the entire academic trajectory.

Dr. Segura received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities and Fine Arts from the University of Central Florida. She earned a Master of Education from the University of Houston and a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver. Dr. Segura served an adjunct professor in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver and is currently an adjunct professor in the School of Education and Psychology at Santa Clara University. She was the Chief Academic Officer at The Foundation for Hispanic Education prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer of Schools.

Meet The Foundation for Hispanic Education Team:


Dr. Sandra Jewett
Chief, Human Resources & Compliance


Dr. Sandra Jewett is an accomplished and successful senior executive and educator. She has dedicated her entire career to improve and provide educational equity and equal access to K-20 students both in the United States and abroad. Sandra served as a classroom teacher, dean, principal, director, assistant superintendent, chief academic officer, vice president for educational services and adjunct faculty.

Dr. Jewett possesses both teaching and administrative credentials; she holds multiple post-graduate degrees in education, organizational leadership and theology, the latter two from the University of San Francisco. Her doctoral expertise is on mentoring and coaching school leaders and she is also certified on coaching C-level executives.


John Matthew Sobrato
Executive Director of Teaching and Learning


For the past seven years, John has worked at the Latino College Preparatory Academy as both a teacher and administrator. He also helped to found an ed-tech startup, Alloy Learning, in 2014. His company looks to empower teachers through an innovative software platform that allows them to be data-driven, better understand their students, and teach more efficiently. John is a 2010 graduate of Santa Clara University, and as a member of the Sobrato Early Academic Learning (SEAL) Board, is deeply committed to continuing the family’s leadership on education issues as well as providing equity and access to opportunities for school communities throughout the Bay Area.