Dr. Larry Myatt has been deeply engaged in education leadership development and school redesign and renewal for over three decades. He focuses his time on coaching and supporting a small number of committed schools and leaders in redesign, inquiry learning and building capacity for supporting social emotional needs of students. He also partners regularly with the Partnership in Education and Resilience (PEAR) Program, a McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School affiliate.
Dr. Myatt was the founder of Fenway High School, winner of a number of national and regional awards, and a pioneer in the small schools and school-to-career movements. He was its Headmaster for twenty years before accepting an assignment to advise Boston's High School Renewal Initiative. He was a key member of the HSR-Parthenon Group Off-Track Study funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and led the companion Alternative School Quality Review initiative.
He co-founded Boston's Center for Collaborative Education and founded and directed the Greater Boston Principal Residency Network at Northeastern University from 2000-2008. He is a former Coalition of Essential Schools National Faculty member at Brown University and a professional development consultant at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, including being a facilitator of the Annenberg Superintendents Study Group.
Dr. Myatt is a recipient of the Harry S. Levitan Prize from his alma mater, Brandeis University, for career accomplishment in education. He is the author of numerous articles on leadership and school restructuring and has led and consulted to school re-design efforts in numerous cities and states. He is a Founding Convener for The Forum for Education and Democracy, and works actively nationwide to support efforts to reduce the high-school drop-out rate. He formerly served as Senior Fellow for Leadership and Education Ventures at Northeastern University, and holds both master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.