Chief Strategy, Talent, and Innovation Officer
San Antonio Independent School District
Mohammed Choudhury is the chief innovation officer at the San Antonio Independent School District. In this capacity he is entrusted with incubating and scaling high-leverage school design and turnaround initiatives, that will have the greatest impact on moving the needle on student achievement during an exciting inflection point for the city of San Antonio.
Recently, Mohammed served as the interim chief and founding director of the Office of Transformation and Innovation at the Dallas Independent School District. He spearheaded the district’s Public School Choice initiative to redesign existing neighborhood campuses and launch new, startup open enrollment school models to expand high quality options for all students, regardless of their academic abilities or geographic constraints.
Previously, Mohammed served in teacher leadership roles developing and operationalizing successful school turnaround and change-management initiatives within the Los Angeles Unified School District. He has also served as a Teach Plus Teaching Policy and Education Pioneers fellow developing district, state, and national-level education policies focused on teacher preparation, development, and leadership.
Mohammed began his career in education as a middle school English as a Second Language, social studies, and intervention teacher in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Central Los Angeles. He holds a master’s in urban schooling from the Teacher Education Program at the University of California, Los Angeles