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Dan Katzir (Lecturer)

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Personal bio
Dan Katzir is an independent consultant specializing in K-12 education reform. He is a senior advisor to The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, a national venture philanthropy fund established by entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad to advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts. From 1999 to 2010, Katzir served as the founding managing director of The Broad Foundation?s education work, which is focused on dramatically improving urban K-12 public education through better governance, management, labor relations and competition. During that time, Katzir oversaw the growth of the foundation?s education work to nearly half a billion dollars in grant commitments. Katzir has more than two decades of leadership in the K-12 education sector. Early in his career, Katzir consulted with the international management consulting firm Bain & Company, where he developed and implemented business strategies for Fortune 500 companies. In 1991, Katzir became chief operating officer for Teach for America. He went on to serve as the first executive director of the UCLA School Management Program, a joint venture of UCLA?s Graduate School of Education and Anderson School of Management that provided executive management training to public school educators. The program provided customized executive management programs for boards of education, senior school district managers, principals and teachers in large school districts. Katzir also served as the founding regional director of Sylvan Learning Systems in Los Angeles, managing 33 reading tutorial centers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, all of which showed significant student achievement gains. Katzir serves on the board of The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College, Progressus Therapy (a nationwide special education school-based therapy and early interventions services company) and Caliber Schools (a blended learning charter management organization based in Northern California). He serves on the advisory board of the Los Angeles Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools. He is an inaugural Fellow in the Aspen Institute-NewSchools Venture Fund Entrepreneurial Leaders for Public Education Fellowship Program. Katzir has a bachelor?s degree in history from Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude. He also has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is based in Los Angeles.

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