For information on having Chris consult with your school/district or invite him to speak at your conference please visit the Services page.


Christopher Lehman


Listen to interviews with Chris Lehman:

Podcast with The Principal Center 

Podcast for Talks with Teachers              

 Live interview for Education Talk Radio

Podcast with Kate Roberts for Choice Literacy

Podcast with Choice Literacy

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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 RobertsEnergize Research Reading and Writing;Pathways to the Common Core with Lucy Calkins and Mary EhrenworthA Quick Guide to Reviving Disengaged Writers and is a contributing author to Open a World of Possible. 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. 

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); 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, Furman University, Cleveland State University, St. John’s University, University of Missouri, Delaware Department of Education, South Carolina Department of Education, Wisconsin State Reading Association, North Carolina Reading Association, 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, schools and districts in California, Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire, Georgia, Wisconsin  among others. 

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Contact Chris

  • Connect on Twitter
  • Request in-school consulting and speaking services through The Educator Collaborative: here.
  • Or write here:

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