Bradley Kessler joined Academic Approach in 2015 as Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel after seeing and experiencing Academic Approach’s mission, expertise, and talented team as a Strategic Advisor in the prior year. Through his passion for education and customer care, Bradley is determined to continue to build upon Academic Approach’s steadfast commitment to academically support and drive student achievement for students, families, and school leaders.
Bradley earned his B.A. degree in English Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. degree at Northwestern University, graduating cum laude. Prior to joining Academic Approach, Bradley was Chief Operating Officer of an education technology company where he implemented many strategies, processes, and best practices to enhance the customer experience. Additionally, Bradley has held various positions in government, including multiple years leading the procurement and contracts department for Chicago Public Schools, a role in which he worked diligently to provide the best products and services for schools and students while ensuring proper fiscal management and efficiency. In his spare time, Bradley enjoys participating on various charitable boards and mentoring early stage entrepreneurs through Edge EdTech Accelerator and TechStars NY.
Why did you decide to join Academic Approach?
“I first discovered Academic Approach and its commitment to Teaching Beyond the Test™ through the glowing words of my wife, Hayley. Hayley describes Academic Approach as the place that excellently prepared her for college entrance exams, but more importantly, taught Hayley how to learn and how to apply what she learned towards success in the classroom, on exams, and beyond. Now a Surgery Resident, Hayley attributes her time as a student at Academic Approach as a defining moment in her path to becoming a Surgeon and a lifelong learner. Academic Approach provided Hayley with a bridge from the gaps in her classroom learning to the skills needed to be ready for her college and career. It is an honor to be a part of Academic Approach and be a part of the many success stories, like Hayley’s, that are happening here each day.” – Bradley Kessler