Vice President, Operations & Special Projects

Richard Pohlman

Richard manages postsecondary work in addition to all enterprise operations. Before joining CityWorks DC, Richard served as Executive Director for Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School in Washington, DC and before that served as Chief of Operations and Policy at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. In addition to his expertise in school leadership and operations, Richard also has significant experience navigating local and federal education policy. Richard served as the Director for the District of Columbia’s Race to the Top program and in 2016 represented charter schools nationally on the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Richard began his career as a classroom teacher. Rich is a proud father of two DC public school students and loves to spend time with his family camping, hiking, or otherwise enjoying the outdoors.