Chad Blair was appointed principal of Paulo Freire Freedom School-University in July 2016. He most recently served as the assistant principal for both Paulo Freire Freedom School during the 2015-16 school year. Prior to that, Chad taught at City High School for eight years; he was an English teacher and held numerous other roles throughout his tenure, including advisory coordinator and basketball coach. Chad started his education career teaching English as a second language in Ankara, Turkey.
Chad earned a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing at the University of Montana and a BA in secondary English education at the University of Illinois.