School in the Square (S2) engages, educates and empowers adolescents in Washington Heights to respond mindfully and creatively to life’s opportunities and challenges. S2 draws its name from the concept of the public square, where communities come together to solve problems and celebrate successes. We envision S2 as a place where students, families and educators are seen, heard and inspired, and where students build the academic foundations, emotional intelligence and leadership skills necessary to excel in college and professional life. In line with our commitment to equity and diversity, S2 is dedicated to serving all students by providing a differentiated and inclusive learning environment.

Ms. Inocencia Olivo

Ms. Inocencia Olivo

Director of Talent

As the inaugural Director of Talent, Inocencia brings nearly 20 years of experience to School in the Square where she manages the day-to-day needs of human resources and talent strategy. Most recently she served as Talent Manager at Amber Charter Schools where she built and implemented new and effective systems for hiring and onboarding staff across the network, ensuring high engagement and retention rates. She has extensive experience managing the recruitment lifecycle, creating successful recruitment strategies and assessing top talent.

A Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), Inocencia brings expertise in human resource functions from employee relations to benefit support to conflict resolution and beyond. Prior to entering the educational field, Inocencia managed all aspects of business operations including building start-ups from the ground up. She is a big picture visionary with the capacity to envision, plan, and implement new systems and practices across all areas of an organization. 

Inocencia is committed to serving our staff, students and families, and to helping School in the Square be the best it can be.  A native of Miami, she has been in NYC for 22 years where she lives with her family.  In her free time she leads a Girl Scout Troop, serves on the PTA and volunteers in her community. 

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