Executive Director, UW Center for Educational Leadership
Effective Schools & School Systems
Leadership of Schools & School Systems
Max Silverman is the executive director of the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) where he provides leadership for improving school systems focused on equitable outcomes for students. Silverman has served in a variety of leadership positions including classroom teacher, school principal, district leader, and as deputy director of CEL. At CEL, he leads national projects to implement new systems to improve leadership effectiveness. He also partners closely with individual school districts to improve leadership performance at scale. As executive director, he is dedicated to building the know-how and collective efficacy of educators, school systems and states to create a future where every student experiences a rigorous, world-class education.
Silverman’s work has been supported by funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Stuart Foundation, the Wallace Foundation and others. He continually seeks opportunities to build and share his expertise both locally and across the country, including serving as the vice-chair for the Rainier Prep Public Charter School board in Seattle and collaborating in the Deeper Learning Leadership Forum, a program of Envision Learning Partners based in California. He has presented findings from his work through publications and conferences hosted by organizations such as AASA, ASCD, the Council of the Great City Schools and Learning Forward.
Learn more about the work of the UW Center for Educational Leadership to help all levels of a school system improve achievement for all students.