Cheyenne E. Batista, Firefly Worldwide Inc
Cheyenne E. Batista is the founder and CEO of Firefly Worldwide Inc., a global education consulting firm that supports leaders in the education, nonprofit, government and corporate sectors. She has over 18 years of experience, most recently having served as founding superintendent, managing director of a PK-12 community school network called East Harlem Scholars Academies in New York City.
She first served as founding school principal and then as superintendent, overseeing replication of the first school into the expansion of the network of more than 1,000 students and 150 staff members achieving excellence daily. She previously taught in the New York City public school system and at the American School of Campinas in São Paulo, Brazil. She has also worked as a program manager at Teach For America, and later managed complex product deliveries at Grow Network/McGraw-Hill, an assessment data reporting company.
Batista is a die-hard New Yorker who graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies, and from Harvard Graduate School of Education with a master’s in education policy and management, focusing on serving historically marginalized students.