Harold Kwalwasser is the former General Counsel of the Los Angeles Unified
School District. He is an expert on school management issues and education
policy and politics. He currently consults and writes on education reform. His
new book, Renewal, Remaking America's Schools for the 21st Century, is his
analysis of forty high performing and transforming schools and districts across
America and what they can tell parents as well as educators about the future
direction of school reform.
Prior to his work in education, Kwalwasser served as Deputy General Counsel/
Legal Counsel for the U.S. Department of Defense. He has also been the CEO
of a software development company, political consultant, and a partner in a Los
Angeles law firm. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Yale Law School.