Christopher P. Chatmon serves as the Executive Director of African American Male Achievement for the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and was named as a “Leader to Learn From” by Education Week magazine. Chatmon is committed to improving life outcomes for all youth and especially African American males. He is passionate about uplifting the African American community and has dedicated his career and life work to creating pathways of success within Oakland and beyond. His inspirational leadership motivates educators and community members to engage, encourage, and empower youth.
Prior to working with OUSD Chatmon was the principal of an alternative high school in San Francisco, and Executive Director of Urban Services at the YMCA in Oakland for over 10 years. Chatmon started his career in education teaching history and physical education in the San Francisco school district. In his spare time he is working with the Brotherhood of Elders Network, Concerned Black Men, and is an active member of the Bay Area Chapter of 100 Black Men, Inc. Chatmon earned an M.A. in Education and a secondary teaching credential in Social Science from Brown University. He also holds a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Physical Education from San Francisco State University. Chatmon is a dedicated husband and father of three sons.