National Director of State Policy, Advocacy and Partnerships

Chris came to Teach Plus after founding and serving as Executive Director of Teachers United, a teacher voice organization based in Washington state. Under his leadership, teachers played critical roles in passing initiatives at the district and state level on issues such as early learning, student perception surveys, teacher evaluations, and charter schools. In 2015-16, Teachers United teachers made history by leading a coalition that authored a new state law defining high-quality professional development.

At Teach Plus, Chris has served both as Director of Development and Campaign Manager for CAmpaign 3-15 in California, bringing distinguished teachers from around the state together with key legislators on teacher quality legislation.
An award-winning middle school mathematics teacher, Chris also lectures on the politics of public education at the University of Washington, serves on boards of education organizations locally and nationally, and has published work on education in a variety of books, newspapers and blogs.  He is an Aspen Institute/Pahara Education Fellow and former Steering Committee Member of the British-American Project.

Chris holds a B.S. and a B.A. from the University of Washington and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.