Kyle Lachman

Associate, Policy and Advocacy

Kyle Lachman

As a former bilingual educator, I know firsthand how important data can be in creating a safe and productive learning environment for children all over the country. More importantly, data is the best tool we have at our disposal in continuing to work toward an equitable education system for all students and individuals as they progress in their careers.

As an associate, Kyle supports DQC’s research, analysis, and advocacy efforts, working to ensure that state leaders and thought partners have the information they need to make data systems transparent, readily available, and equitable for all.    

Before joining DQC, Kyle worked as a bilingual first-grade teacher in Richmond, California, where he worked to ensure his English learner students were set up for success. He worked closely with colleagues to incorporate and utilize data to inform better teaching practices leading to more improved outcomes for all students.  

Kyle holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies and developing economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University. Outside of work, Kyle loves to stay active, get outside with friends, and find great new restaurants around DC.  

Who are your education heroes?   My high school history teacher, Mr. Ziccardi, is my education hero. He helped me see the importance of an education, while not taking life too seriously.

What is your favorite DQC resource?  My go-to DQC resource is Grace’s Path to Success. It is a critical resource for understanding how although each student path is unique, data access can increase opportunities and equity for all.

If you could have dinner with three people, who would they be? Bowen Yang, Stacey Abrams, and Taylor Swift