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Featured Speaker: Sam Chaltain

Sam Chaltain

Sam Chaltain is a founding partner at 180 Studio, a global design collaborative that designs places, sets strategies, and tells stories that advance people's understanding of the future of learning—and what it takes to get there.

A prolific writer about public education and organization strategies, Sam’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Education Today, USA Today, and the Huffington Post, among other publications. He is also a former speechwriter for each of President Obama’s U.S. Secretaries of Education.

Sam's work translates to the screen as well as the page. He is co-producer of the PBS documentary film, 180 Days: Hartsville, about one Southern town’s efforts to address public school reform; and the 10-part online film series, A Year at Mission Hill, about a year in the life of a Boston public pilot school.

Sam has a master’s degree in American Studies from the College of William & Mary, and an MBA from George Washington University, where he specialized in non-profit management and organizational theory. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he graduated with a double major in Afro-American Studies and History.

Sam Chaltain Montessori Leaders Symposium Featured Speaker

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