Andrew Lachman

Senior Consultant, CSS

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Mr. Lachman is a Senior Consultant with the Center for Strategic Solutions. As the former Executive Director of the Connecticut Center for School Change (the Center) for 17 years, Mr. Lachman was responsible for overseeing policy and programs at the Center, an educational not-for-profit organization with a mission to improve teaching and learning, reduce achievement gaps, and promote equity in Connecticut schools. Mr. Lachman became the Center’s executive director in 2000 after serving for 13 years as a senior advisor on policy and program development to former superintendents Anthony J. Alvarado and Elaine Fink in New York City’s Community School District 2. Mr. Lachman established the Superintendents’ Network to support the development of superintendents as instructional leaders through instructional rounds and professional learning; organized LEAD Connecticut: a State Department of Education funded consortium of the associations of boards of education, principals, and superintendents; the Neag School of Education at UConn; and New Leaders; and co-created Parents Supporting Educational Excellence (Parents SEE), a thirteen-week training program for parent leadership in education. Mr. Lachman earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in education from Teachers College, Columbia University.