Ben Klompus


Dr. Ben Klompus currently serves school and system leaders as the Dean of System Level Leadership Programs at Relay Graduate School of Education. A leader and teacher who has led multiple school systems to achieve nationally recognized gains in student outcomes, Klompus has worked extensively at the nexus of data driven network improvement, instructional leadership development, and design thinking.

With a research interest in codifying and spreading the practice of positive outliers, Dr. Klompus currently leads Relay’s National Principal Supervisors Academy; a large scale, practice based leadership development program aimed at improving the quality and quantity of school leaders through effective principal supervision. Serving system and school level leaders from more than 100 school districts and charter management organizations across twenty-five states and internationally, Klompus has helped lead Relay’s efforts to hone a clear theory of action, align key measurement tools, and engage in regular data driven improvement cycles in order to improve program impact.

Dr. Klompus holds his Ed.L.D. and Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.S. in Philosophy from The Colorado College. He and his spouse Janine live in Williamstown, Massachusetts where their five sons keep them busy and smiling.