It began with one man and became a movement.

Our founder, Phil Schlechty, was a leader, a leader who faced the challenges of public education head on. For decades, he fought in the trenches with educators working to save public education. Thirty years ago, Phil launched the Schlechty Center to transform learning experiences. The Schlechty Center allowed him to scale and amplify the impact of his efforts by defining a philosophy and frameworks that change-makers everywhere could adopt and use to impact their own communities. Schlechty Center senior associates continue to shape those frameworks by learning with and from clients across the country.