President of Nido de Aguila's Board of Directors
Francisco Sánchez is a parent of a Nido student, a recognized lawyer from Universidad de Chile, our President of the Board since 2013, and an active member of our community.
"Both of my parents came from a very different educational background. They both attended very conservative educational institutions. So when they discussed what type of education they would want to provide for me, they came to the consensus of looking for a day school, non-religious, co-educational, strong in the English language and open to the world. Given that context, I think they could not have made a better decision than bringing me to Nido. All these attributes continue to be distinctive in Nido today", he says.
Nido has been present in Francisco's life since he was a child and the reason is very clear. "Nido has many powerful characteristics that make it a special school. I think it provides a connection to the world in a way no other school in Chile does. Nido opens our hearts and minds to diversity, tolerance and empathy. The education Nido provides is unique in Chile and prepares our students to succeed in any discipline, anywhere in the world", he adds.
During his tenure as board member, he has supported the school in the preparation of its current Strategic Plan and the revision of its guiding statements: mission, vision, and core values and also worked in the last few years in changing the financial model of the school. "In my case, I received so much from Nido as a student, that I feel that serving as a volunteer on the Board, and being the Chairman right now, is my way of giving back to the Institution I so much love", he says.