Alan Gottlieb is a Colorado-based writer, editor, journalist, and nonprofit entrepreneur, with 20 years of experience in education policy and education journalism.
Currently, Alan is owner of Write.Edit.Think,. LLC, an independent communications consulting firm.
Alan co-founded Chalkbeat, a growing and increasingly prominent national news nonprofit focused on PreK-12 education policy, policy implementation and practice. Alan founded Chalkbeat’s precursor, Education News Colorado, and served as its publisher from its founding in 2008 until the merger with New York-based GothamSchools that created Chalkbeat in 2013. Under Alan’s leadership, Chalkbeat grew into an organization with more than 20 employees and a budget topping $3 million.
From 1988-97, Alan was a reporter with The Denver Post. His work focused primarily on urban social issues, including public housing, homelessness, and, from 1995-7, Denver Public Schools. His coverage of DPS earned several regional journalism awards.
From 1997 until June 2007, Gottlieb served as education program officer at The Piton Foundation in Denver. He is the author of two books, one fiction, one non-fiction. Neither has anything to do with education.