Christopher Lehman (Follow him on Twitter: @iChrisLehman) is coauthor of Pathways to the Common Core (with Lucy Calkins and Mary Ehrenworth) and author of Energize Research Reading and Writing. He is Senior Staff Developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. Chris teaches and coaches in elementary and secondary classrooms throughout the year, supporting teachers and administrators in developing rigorous and passionate literacy instruction across content areas. Additionally, Chris has been deeply involved in developing new teaching practices in Jordan, in partnership with the Reading and Writing Project, the Consortium for Policy Research in Education, and the Queen Rania Teacher Academy. He co-authored an article on the experience in NCTE's Voices from the Middle. He presents regularly at Reading and Writing Project events, writes curricular materials, leads institutes sections, and has presented at NCTE's annual convention. Prior to joining the RWP Chris taught both middle and high school and was a literacy coach.
A graduate of UW-Madison, he went on to receive his M.A. in Teaching at NYU and his Ed.M. in Education Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. Chris' scholarly interests include child and adolescent literacy, school leadership, and the implications of standards and testing on instruction. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children, a kindergartener who is a connoisseur of princesses and a toddler who is extremely fond of letters and numbers.