2015 Barr Fellow

Wayne Ysaguirre

Principal, Ysaguirre Consulting

Wayne Ysaguirre serves as early care and education consultant to those interested in system wide improvement. From 2007-2018 he was President & CEO of Nurtury, New England’s oldest and largest early learning agency, where he worked when he was recognized as a Barr Fellow. Through his collaborative and catalytic efforts, Ysaguirre has played an integral role in affecting early care and education public policy to raise standards and investments in Boston, Massachusetts and nationally. While at Nurtury he developed the Learning Lab, the nation’s first Lab School and Gold LEED Certified center in public housing with the goal of closing the opportunity gap by ensuring every child enters school ready to succeed.

Mr. Ysaguirre currently serves on the boards of the Children’s Investment Fund and Higher Ground. He serves on Massachusetts Executive Office of Education’s Early Literacy Expert Panel, the Harvard Center on the Developing Child’s Pediatric Innovation Initiative on Toxic Stress, and Boston’s Birth to Eight Initiative.

Originally from Belize, Wayne earned his MPA in public and nonprofit management from Suffolk University.