Rich Haglund

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Rich Haglund

2016 NACSA Leader

General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, Achievement School District

Rich Haglund currently serves as the General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer for the Achievement School District (ASD). Rich ensures that the ASD and its portfolio of schools have excellent operational services, equitable access to resources (funding and facilities), and legal guidance to realize their mission of turning around many of the state’s lowest performing schools.

Prior to joining the ASC, he has served as the director of charter schools for the Tennessee Department of Education, general counsel to the Tennessee Board of Education, and as an assistant attorney general.

Rich has a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Boston University. Prior to earning his J.D. at Vanderbilt, Rich worked in marketing for a manufacturer of network security and management devices.


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