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; Energize Research Reading and Writing;Pathways to the Common Core with Lucy Calkins and Mary Ehrenworth; A Quick Guide to Reviving Disengaged Writers; and he is a contributing essayist to Open a World of Possible. He is a regular columnist for NCTE’s Voices from the Middle professional journal and his articles and interviews have appeared in many publications and popular blogs including Reading Today, SmartBrief, EdWeek, Choice Literacy and Talks with Teachers.
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 and the Education Work Group; is Chair of the NCTE Middle Level Section; member of the NCTE governing body, the Executive Committee, where he serves as Chair of the Strategic Planning Subcommittee; he is a Booksource Advocate; and served as a project advisor on a joint NCTE/National Center for Literacy Education national education collaboration initiative.
Clients have included
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Valparaiso University, Furman University, Cleveland State University, St. John’s University, University of Missouri, Brigham Young University, Delaware Department of Education, South Carolina Department of Education, Colorado Council International Reading Association, Wisconsin State Reading Association, North Carolina Reading Association, Illinois Reading Council, South Carolina State Council of the International Reading Association, Virginia State Reading Association, Madison Area Reading Council, Berks County Intermediate Unit, Capitol Region Education Council, Middle East and North Africa Common Core Conference, The Leadership and Learning Center, National Center for Families Learning. He has served schools and districts in California, Connecticut, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Taiwan, Jordan, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, among others.