Dr. Guitele Nicoleau has more than 25 years of senior-level management experience in education programs both internationally and in the United States. A strategic thinker and social entrepreneur, Nicoleau has a body of knowledge and experience in the theory and practice of education systems change, youth development, organizational and community development, the science of program implementation, and research and evaluation.
Nicoleau has served as the chief of party for the USAID Partnership for Education: Learning, a five-year $71 million initiative to improve the reading performance of 1.1 million primary school pupils. Prior to her work in Ghana, she served as the chief of party for the USAID/Basic Education Project in Senegal. Between 2013 and 2014, she served as FHI 360’s regional education representative for West & Central Africa, the Middle East & North Africa, and Haiti.
Nicoleau received her masters and doctoral degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in administration, planning, and social policy, with a focus on community education and lifelong learning. She graduated cum laude from the College of Letters of Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut.