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Cliff Chuang, Board Treasurer

Cliff Chuang currently serves as the Senior Associate Commissioner for Educational Options at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. He leads the Department’s charter school authorizing work and school redesign initiatives, including innovation schools and expanded learning time. The Department has been recognized as a national leader in its robust approach to access and equity issues in charter schools, both in its role as an authorizer/regulator, and in the way it partners with the field in research and support initiatives. In addition, Cliff also oversees the Department’s Office of Digital Learning and Office of Learning Supports and Early Learning, and provides strategic policy support for school/district turnaround initiatives.

Cliff previously led charter school authorizing for the New York State Education Department. He started his career teaching middle and high school mathematics and science in Boston, in both district and charter school settings. He holds a A.B. in mathematics from Harvard University, and a M.Ed in Secondary Mathematics Teaching from Boston College.