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Founder & President


National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education - NAATE


Tony Klemmer is the founder and president of NAATE (National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education) and The Center for Better Schools.

Prior to founding NAATE, Tony was the assistant headmaster of Portsmouth Abbey School—the high school from which he graduated cum laude. Tony has participated in the start-up and board-level activities of a number of social enterprises and high tech companies and served as the chief marketing officer of a $1.5 billion, public multi-national technology company. Tony managed a successful marketing, strategic planning, and investment consultancy and led the healthcare and life science practice at a Boston-based boutique investment bank.

In 2010, Tony and The Center for Better Schools were named one of 47 Finalists from a field of over 500 applicants by the Kauffman Foundation as a Kauffman Education Venture Fellow. In 2011, Tony was named to the inaugural cohort of Aspen Institute Teacher Leader Fellows.

Tony received his Ph.D. in humanities from Salve Regina University. His doctoral work focuses on "Moral Coherence in the Modern World." He graduated from the Harvard Business School and has a BS in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Tony taught production and operations management in the MBA program at Babson College. Tony is a Lecturer in Management at Yale University’s School of Management, teaching a course on Talent Management in Education. He serves on the board of the HBS Alumni Association.