Richard Pohlman Bio

Board Member
Principal and Founder, RP Consulting Group, LLC

Richard Pohlman is an independent consultant who works with education non-profits, schools, and government. Previously, Richard served as Executive Director for Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School in Washington, DC, a law-themed school that is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in D.C. with more than 80% of graduates enrolling in college within one year. Prior to joining Thurgood Marshall Academy, he served as the Chief of Operations and Policy and as Acting Head of School at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. He also served as the Director for the District of Columbia’s Race to the Top program and Attorney Advisor to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. Richard began his career as a classroom teacher and after graduating law school was a Presidential Management Fellow at the United States Department of Education, and served as Special Assistant United States Attorney at the Department of Justice. He currently resides in Washington, DC with his wife and two school-aged children.