Chris Lehmann

Educator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Chris is the founding principal of Science Leadership Academy, an inquiry-driven, project-based modern high school in Philadelphia, PA. The school is the first Dell Center of Excellence, was named one of the Ten Most Amazing Schools by Ladies Home Journal, was featured in the PBS documentary Digital Media: New Learners for the 21st Century, and has been written about in publications including Edutopia Magazine, EdWeek and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

In 2014, Chris won the McGraw Prize in Education. In 2013, Chris was named Outstanding Leader of the Year by the International Society of Technology in Education. In 2012, Chris was named one of Dell’s #Inspire100 - one of 100 people changing the world using Social Media. And in 2011, Chris was honored by the White House as a Champion of Change.

In 2013, Chris co-founded Inquiry Schools and serves as chair of its board. Chris has spoken at many conferences including TEDxPhilly, TEDxNYED, SXSW and ISTE. Chris is co-editor of What School Leaders Need to Know about Digital Technologies and Social Media, author of the blog Practical Theory and dad to Jakob and Theo.

  • Work
    • Science Leadership Academy
  • Education
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Teachers College, Columbia University