Program Profiles
Tommy Chang

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Area Superintendent
Previous Organization
Los Angeles Unified School District
Previous Organization Sector
School District

The Broad Academy 2014-2015


School-system leaders must foster innovation and create environments where teaching and learning can be transformational. But to do that, there must be authentic collaboration within and between schools — where relationships can be formed and best practices can be shared. Only in this way can we truly inspire excellence.

Tommy Chang’s experience as a teacher and principal informs his belief that improvement must be driven at the school level, not the central office. Under his leadership, the Intensive Support and Innovation Center of Los Angeles Unified School District provided tailored coaching and professional development at low-performing schools, giving each campus the freedom to address their unique needs. As a result, attendance increased, suspensions decreased and student achievement reached all-time highs. As superintendent for Boston Public Schools, Tommy worked with educators, parents and community leaders to bring a similar approach to improving schools.

More about Tommy Chang

Equity, inclusion and welcoming learning environments fill us with pride, The Broad Center Blog, June 29, 2018

Read how Boston Public Schools and then-superintendent Tommy Chang established more resources and inclusive practices over the last few years. Read more.

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Area Superintendent
Previous Organization
Los Angeles Unified School District
Previous Organization Sector
School District