Director, Leadership Development
As Director of Leadership Development, Paul Adler provides continued high impact, mission-driven Follow-on Support to BES leaders and BES schools in their planning year and first two years of operation, and he works with BES Fellows during their training year. Paul served for six years as the founding Principal of Achievement First Brooklyn High School. He led the first three graduating classes to college readiness, with all students being accepted to four-year colleges, and he led the school to be ranked in the top third of 29 schools in the Achievement First network for academic performance. Previous to Paul’s work as Principal with Achievement First, he was a Teach For America Corps member, teaching seventh grade math in Compton, CA. Paul received an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Teachers College Columbia University, M.A.T. in Mathematics Education from Harvard University, and B.A. in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University.