Fernando Zulueta

President, Academica Corporation

Fernando Zulueta is the president of Academica Corporation, one of the nation’s most successful charter school service and support organizations. He is chairman of the Florida Charter School Review Panel and founding board member of the Florida Consortium of Charter Schools. Mr. Zulueta has helped establish numerous high-performing charter schools that have been recognized on local, state and national levels for their achievements. For example, Somerset Academy was selected by as the “Best Elementary School” in Florida and identified by the Washington-based The Education Trust among those schools in the nation that are challenging the myth that minority students cannot perform as well their no-minority peers. He has received numerous awards for his work with charter schools, including the Cervantes Award sponsored by Nova Southeastern University for his contributions toward excellence in the education of Hispanic students.