chris thinnes

Consultant, Facilitator, Editor, Writer in Los Angeles, California

chris thinnes

Consultant, Facilitator, Editor, Writer in Los Angeles, California

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Chris Thinnes is a veteran independent school leader, an active collaborator with education leaders from the public and private sectors, and an engaged public school parent. For 15 years, Thinnes served in a variety of senior leadership positions at Curtis School, and as the founding Director of the Center for the Future of Elementary Education (CFEE). He is currently consulting with several public and private schools and organizations, while pursuing his Ed.D. in Education Leadership for Social Justice at LMU, and establishing the Center for the Future of Education & Democracy (CFED) as its Founding Executive Director. CFED will extend CFEE's vision and impact through events, publications, and workshops that foster inquiry about the relationships between culture and cognition, education and citizenship, and equity and ‘excellence.’

Thinnes recently joined both the national Board of Directors of the Progressive Education Network (PEN) and the #EduColor collective, and continues to serve on NAIS‘s advisory council on diversity, 'Call to Action' (CTA). He has served as a member of EdLeader21's Advisory Group, and the Edcamp Foundation‘s public relations committee. He has been honored as a Fellow of the Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence, named one of Carney Sandoe's "8 Thought Leaders to Follow Now," and featured as a panelist for the ASCD Whole Child Town Hall.

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