Paul Adorno

Director of Educational Innovation
padorno [at]
(215) 665-1400 x3302

Paul Adorno is the Senior Advisor of Teaching, Learning and Innovation at the Philadelphia Education Fund. Since joining the Ed Fund in November 1999, Mr. Adorno has coordinated the training of more than 1,600 Literacy Intern Teachers and their Partner Teachers.

Mr. Adorno is also credited with creating the PAIR (Principals Activity Involved in Renewal) Program, and working with the Principals Technology Exchange and IBM's CPI (Continuous Practice Improvement) and Learning Village Programs when he served as the Ed Fund's Coordinator of Educational Technology.

Prior to joining the Ed Fund, Mr. Adorno served as the Teaching Learning Network Coordinator for the Audenried Cluster of The School District of Philadelphia.

Mr. Adorno is a 35-year veteran of the School District of Philadelphia. From 1964–66, he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi where he taught at Mtendere Secondary School. Mr. Adorno has taught as an adjunct faculty member at the University of the Arts since 1974. He also serves on the Board of The Mid-Atlantic Coalition of Essential Schools.

Mr. Adorno holds a M.S. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and an A.B. in American Literature and Chinese from Georgetown University.