Christopher Lehman is the Founding Director of The Educator Collaborative. He is an international speaker, education consultant and New York Times best-selling author. His books include: Falling In Love With Close Reading with Kate Roberts and Energize Research Reading and Writing. His articles and interviews have appeared in many publications and popular blogs including Voices in the Middle, SmartBrief, EdWeek, Choice Literacy and Talks with Teachers.
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Chris has been a middle-school teacher; a high-school teacher; a literacy coach; and a Senior Staff Developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. Now, as Founding Director of the The Educator Collaborative, he is working to innovate the ways educators learn in-person and online, providing opportunities for teachers, coaches, and administrators to share their expertise so students can hold their brightest futures.
A graduate of UW-Madison, Chris went on to receive his M.A. in Teaching at NYU and his Ed.M. in Education Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition to consulting and writing, he serves on the Board of Directors for the National Center for Families Learning; is an elected member of the NCTE Middle Level Section Steering Committee (2014-2018), incoming Chair (2016-2018) and incoming member of the NCTE Executive Committee (2016-2018); is a Booksource Advocate; and has served as an education advisor to the National Center for Literacy Education.