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Dr Chester Goad

Prek-12th Grade & College Admin w/ Public Policy Experience

Dr. Chester Goad is a university administrator, a former K12 principal and teacher, and former US Congressional staffer. He is co-author of Tennessee's “Dyslexia Is Real" bill, which recently passed unanimously. Currently he sits on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability. A leader in education, non-profit advocacy, parenting issues, access and policy, Chester holds two degrees in leadership, and has been quoted in major newspapers, magazines, and media outlets. He is author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling book, “Purple People Leader”. You can learn more about him at or He and his wife live in Tennessee with their teenage son.

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