Claire Landau


Deputy Director





Claire Landau is the deputy director of ACLU-PA, joining the team in 2022, and also served as acting executive director from January 2023 to January 2024. Before ACLU-PA, Claire spent seven years working in organizational management as the chief of staff to Philadelphia’s Board of Education, working at the intersection of administration, public policy, and governance. In the role, Claire led the transition of the board from state to local controlled governance, supported the district through Covid, and directed the search for Philadelphia's new superintendent of schools. Prior to working for the school board, Claire was a teacher and founded two grassroots non-profits to support Philadelphia educators. She holds a master’s in school leadership from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in political science from Barnard College. Claire lives in Philadelphia and is the mother of two young children who keep her very busy.