“Urban districts are at a critical tipping point. The initiatives and commitments embarked upon in the coming years hold the potential to build model, 21st-century urban school systems that ensure an excellent education for all students.”

Mohammed Choudhury is driven relentlessly by the desire to create, support, and implement transformational initiatives that will enable historically underserved students to thrive. Throughout his career, he has launched innovative school models, and coached and strategically advised teachers, principals, and school and district leadership teams to launch successful initiatives.

A former teacher who has served within a wide variety of hybrid teacher leadership positions, Mohammed has seen “turnaround” efforts within large public school districts struggle because they haven’t been “bottom-up,” haven’t empowered school staff, and haven’t created meaningful shifts in teaching and learning.

He became an EP Fellow to use hybrid thinking--drawn from policy, business, and law--to help create strong schools.

Prior to the EP Fellowship, Mohammed completed his sixth year of teaching for the Los Angeles Unified School District. There, he served in a wide variety of teacher leadership roles focused on instructional development and effectiveness, and was recognized for his work to develop and sustain intervention structures for at-risk students. 

Expertise 
  • Strategy & Planning
Impact 

As a Fellow, Mohammed served at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, where he designed, assessed, and implemented teacher development initiatives to increase teacher effectiveness. He created the tools that teachers will use to grow as professionals within all Partnership schools.

Currently, Mohammed serves as the Chief Innovation Officer, San Antonio Independent School District. In his role, he is entrusted with incubating and scaling high-leverage school design and turnaround initiatives. You can read more about his innovative and impactful work in, "The Architect: How One Texas Innovation Officer Is Rethinking School Integration."