SchoolWorks Project Manager
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Chad Ferguson is a consultant and project manager with SchoolWorks.  He has served in executive leadership roles for two charter school networks, as Executive Director of Citizens of the World Charter Schools in Brooklyn, and as Interim Chief Academic Officer for St. HOPE Public Schools in Sacramento. Chad has held several leadership positions at the New York City Department of Education and at Washington DC Public Schools. In New York, he was the Chief Academic Officer for District 79, which serves students in incarcerated settings, substance abuse programs, GED programs, and pregnant and parenting students. In DC, Chad was the Instructional Superintendent for Alternative Schools and Programs and the Deputy Chief of Youth Engagement, managing district-wide student attendance, behavior and school culture, health and wellness, and targeted student support efforts. Chad began his career teaching middle school science in the Mississippi Delta as part of Teach For America and helped lead the Teach For America training institute for many years. He taught high school math and science in the Bronx and served as a school administrator in Harlem and Brooklyn. Chad also served as principal of the alternative middle and high school in Charleston County, South Carolina. Chad holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in education administration from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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