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Dan Soleimani

Chief of Staff


Dan’s most recent role was Head of the School Management Office for Success Academy Charter Schools in New York. In that role, he led efforts to scale school supports effectively and efficiently during the organization’s rapid growth to 45 schools. Additionally, he supported superintendents and school teams with data reporting and analytics, enrollment matters, policy development, special education, crisis management, and conflict resolution  Dan also brings legal expertise, having served previously as Success Academy’s Assistant General Counsel. Prior to joining Success Academy, Dan worked in the Juvenile Rights Practice for the Legal Aid Society, representing youth in juvenile justice and child protection matters. Dan is a proud graduate of UCLA and Georgetown, where he earned his law degree.

Dan does this work because he believes that education is the most effective lever for achieving personal and societal progress. Both of Dan’s parents are Jewish-Iranian refugees, who fled to the U.S. in 1979 just prior to the Iranian revolution. He is keenly aware of the opportunities that were afforded to him and his family by accessing a high-quality public education, and is committed to ensuring access and opportunity to underserved communities.