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Asad Zaman, Fellow
Asad Zaman is a distinguished leader in the education and non-profit sectors.
Asad has been recognized statewide for his work in the community and innovations in charter schools using coaching and measurable data as primary tools for the integration and transition of minority children into success. He previously led a charter school whose students, while predominantly immigrant and low income, achieve high scores in statewide testing comparable to suburban school districts. Under his leadership, the school achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) for 7 years consecutively. The school was nationally recognized by NWEA, was ranked as the #1 school in Minnesota closing the achievement gap, repeatedly received the finance award, and was featured as a “Beating the Odds” school multiple times by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Asad was appointed by the Governor to the Minnesota Board of Teaching in 2005 and served on it until 2009. Asad is the author of “Charter School Audits Made Simple”. He is active in interfaith activities. Asad received his Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degrees from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He was a Policy Fellow at the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Policy. He is an alumnus of Minneapolis Community & Technical College.