Romain Dallemand, Ed.D., Chairman


Dr. Dallemand has demonstrated his commitment to education by serving public education as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, principal, director of pupil personnel, assistant superintendent with Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut, superintendent with Rochester Public Schools in Rochester, Minnesota, and superintendent of Bibb County School District, in Macon, Georgia.

Romain holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Sarasota, now known as Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida; a master's degree in learning disabilities and emotional disorders from the University of Miami in Miami, Florida; a master's degree in mental health counseling from the Carlos Albizu University in Miami, Florida; and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.

Romain has studied the opportunity gap for more than eight years. He has a long history of working with school districts and communities to close the opportunity gap and address disparities in achievement between student groups. He is interested in this work because of his strong commitment to preparing all students for the 21st century and a multi-ethnic, global economy. He also serves as a national speaker on the Closing the Opportunity Gap and was one of 23 educators to edit the National Core Standards. ​