Adam Flynn-Tabloff


Highest degree earned: M. Ed. Harvard Graduate School of Education

Current Employer: United States Department of Education –
Role: Chief of the Program Administration and Accountability Branch – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education.

Significant projects:
Rhode Island Department of Education – Ambassador Design Team, Core Member
Selected to be one of five Rhode Island educators to serve as a core team member tasked with writing the next strategic plan for elementary and secondary education in Rhode Island—a plan designed to guide public education in Rhode Island over a five-year period (2015-2020).

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Leadership Academy – Consultant/Trainer
Develop program curriculum and train aspiring school leaders to build capacity for a robust CTE system throughout Louisiana.
Wm. M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School – Former Director Led Rhode Island’s premiere career and technical high school.

Biography: A graduate of Harvard’s Education Policy and Management Program, Chief of the Program Administration and Accountability Branch (PAAB) in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the US Department of Education, former school leader, and 14 year educator, Mr. Flynn-Tabloff possesses expert-level leadership capability, data-driven decision making skills, and strategic thinking experience that has resulted in positive gains for students and organizations.

In his current role as PAAB Chief, Mr. Flynn-Tabloff oversees administration of state formula and discretionary grant programs under the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act. Specifically, he is the steward of $1.2 billion dollars in federal funds aimed at developing and supporting career and technical education programs throughout the US.

Mr. Flynn-Tabloff is passionate about issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and he is an advocate for traditionally marginalized and disadvantaged students. Much of his efforts have been focused on ensuring that all students have access to a quality education and the support necessary to reach their full potential.

Courses taught: EDU 402/785 Educational Measurement