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Senior Advisor to the CEO


Howard Lappin


A life-long educator, Howard Lappin has spent over 40 years as a dedicated teacher and principal in Los Angeles. He currently serves as Senior Advisor to the CEO of Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, participating at the executive level in development and implementation of educational policies, procedures and planning. 

In 1989, he took on the role of principal at Foshay, one of the worst performing schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.  He subsequently turned it into one of the top ten schools in the district and top 100 schools in the country before retiring in 2001. Howard joined the Alliance as the founding principal of our first school, Alliance Gertz-Ressler High School, in 2004, then moved to help establish Alliance Environmental Science and Technology High School in 2009. Howard served as the Vice President and Founding Executive Director of Alliance from 2002-2004. 

Prior to joining the Alliance, Howard served as the Director of the Urban Learning Centers at the Los Angeles Educational Partnership (LAEP).  He has an M.A. in Secondary Administration from CSU-Northridge.