Beatriz Zapater

Educational Consultant Boston

Over the past 40 years, Beatriz McConnie Zapater has created successful programs to prepare off-track youth to graduate from high school and continue on to post-secondary education. She strongly believes in student-centered, culturally-responsive, and equitable education, and understands that collaboration with community-based organizations and ins More…

titutions are essential in order to develop the whole student. Beatriz has a profound belief that the development of the whole person (body, mind and spirit) is an essential human right.

Beatriz began her career in education as an ESL teacher of Latino adults in Boston’s South End. Teaching then led her to develop and lead new schools and programs in both non-profit community-based organizations, and public schools in Boston.

Besides her direct work with students and faculty, she has also been a Leadership Coach to district superintendents, administrators, principals and faculty, and facilitated participatory processes whereby schools and organizations can make strategic planning decisions that will transform culture and climate, and ultimately, students’ educational outcomes.

Beatriz is also the author of two children’s books: Fiesta! and Three Kings’ Day.  She also balances her work by staying healthy through fitness, making and enjoying art, playing and enjoying music, cooking, and staying connected to nature and family. Less…

  • Consulting Services
  • Education
Practice Areas
  • Leadership coaching and mentoring
  • Cultural Competence
  • Alternative Education
  • School climate and culture
  • Social-emotional student health
  • Educational policy
  • Public school accountability


Boston University, 1974

Boston University, 1980

  • Meeting other women like me
  • Networking for business
  • Speaking opportunities
  • Joining a For-Profit or Public Board
  • Becoming an advisor