Chad Aldeman


  • Data and accountability
  • School reform

Chad Aldeman is a principal at Bellwether Education Partners, where he has worked on the policy and thought leadership team since 2012, advising clients and writing on teacher pensions, teacher preparation and evaluation, and college- and career-readiness. Previously, Aldeman was a policy advisor in the office of planning, evaluation, and policy development at the U.S. Department of Education, where he worked on Elementary and Secondary Education waivers, teacher preparation, and the Teacher Incentive Fund. In addition to serving as the editor of, Aldeman has published reports on state higher education accountability systems, the potential of improving high school accountability by incorporating outcomes data, the school choice process in New York City and Boston, teacher pensions, teacher and principal evaluations, teacher salary schedules, and teacher preparation. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, InsideHigherEd, Newsday and The Des Moines Register. Aldeman holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and a master’s of public policy from the College of William and Mary.