Dale Chu is a senior visiting fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, an education think tank in Washington, D.C. He is also an independent consultant on education programs and policy, with a focus on policy analysis, strategy and execution, and implementation support. Mr. Chu’s experience includes two decades of work in P-12, serving as teacher, lead teacher, assistant principal, principal, and consultant in both rural and urban districts. He began his career in education as a Teach For America corps member in San Benito, Texas, located in the Rio Grande Valley along the U.S.–Mexico border. He later became the founding principal at a high-performing urban charter school. During his second year of teaching, Mr. Chu was recognized as the district’s Teacher of the Year. Mr. Chu is a graduate of Cornell University and earned a master’s degree from Stanford University.