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Welcome Sam Chaltain - Joining The Ignite Show as a Thought Leader in Residence!

Sam Chaltain Speaking at TEDx event
Sam Chaltain Speaking at TEDx event

We are thrilled to announce two thought leaders in residence -- our first introduction today to Sam Chaltain. I met Sam last year when speaking at the A+ Schools Oklahoma Conference where Jean Hendrickson introduced us! (Thanks Jean!) 

  • Sam Chaltain is a DC-based educator and organizational change consultant. He works with schools, school districts, and public and private sector companies to help them create healthy, high-functioning learning environments.
  • Previously, Sam was the National Director of the Forum for Education & Democracy, an education advocacy organization, and the founding director of the Five Freedoms Project, a national program that helps K-12 educators create more democratic learning communities;
  • Sam spent five years at the First Amendment Center as the co-director of the First Amendment Schools program. He came to the Center from the public school system of New York City, where he taught high school English and History. Sam also spent four years teaching the same subjects at a private school in Brooklyn.

Sam pushes for the best for teachers and students - parents and us all! So glad to have him with us to keep us in line! Check out more at his site: