Chastity Lord is the chief external officer at Achievement First, a non-profit network of 29 high performing k-12 public charter schools in CT, NY and RI. Prior to joining Achievement First, she was a regional vice president for The Posse Foundation, Inc., a national organization that identifies urban public high school students with academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by the traditional college admission process. Before joining Posse, she served as the mid-Atlantic regional director for The New Teacher Project (TNTP). Ms. Lord holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Ms. Lord is a 2012-13 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow with the Pahara Institute and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.