Spencer is Executive Director at the Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School, a position that he held from 2000-2007 and assumed again in 2016. The school is has 540 students in grades 5-12 and its mission is to “empower students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to achieve their full intellectual and social potential.” In his role as Executive Director he leads the school to ensure student success as well as organizational viability. Over 71% of alumni have graduated from four year colleges and universities, a rate that exceeds the national average. Prior to this role he served as Chief Executive Officer of SchoolWorks for nine years, providing leadership and decision-making for this national educational consulting firm. He has spent the past 30 years in the field of education, beginning with a teaching internship at The Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts and working as a teacher, administrator and service partner to district schools in Chicago and Boston. Spencer currently serves as Board Chair of the Charlie Sposato Graduate School of Education – a graduate school with the goal of creating unusually effective rookie teachers for public schools.