Grant Lichtman is a nationally recognized thought leader in the drive to transform K-12 education. He speaks, writes, and works with fellow educators to build capacity and comfort with innovation in response to a rapidly changing world. He works with school and community teams in both public and private schools, helping them to develop their vision and strategic imagination of schools of the future. His most recent book, #EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education, chronicles more than three years of research and visits with more than 70 schools on a solo tour of the United States to find how schools are successfully moving off of the assembly line model of education. Grant is also the author of “The Falconer: What We Wish We Had Learned in School” based on his high school seminar in strategic and creational thinking
Grant is a Senior Fellow of The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence and a collaborator with the National Business Officers Association. Prior to that he was a senior administrator at one of the largest and oldest K-12 independent schools in California for almost 15 years.
Before working in education, he directed business ventures in the oil and gas industry in the former Soviet Union, South America, and the U.S. Gulf Coast. His work brought him close to center stage in the economic and political transformation of the USSR, the end of the Cold War, and the historic opening of that communist-dominated economy to the outside world.
Grant graduated from Stanford University with a BS and MS in geology in 1980 and studied the deep ocean basins of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Bering Sea. Grant and his wife, Julie, live in Poway, 20 miles north of downtown San Diego. Their son, Josh, is a PhD candidate in systems biology at Stanford. Their daughter, Cassidy, graduated with her BA in Political Science and MA in History from Stanford, and is currently a member of the USA National volleyball team.