A.J. Stich is a principal for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). In 2007 he began his teaching career with the national organization Teach For America before moving on to teach at KIPP charter school. He completed his masters in school leadership degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has worked for CPS since 2012 as a resident principal, assistant principal, and principal. In 2017-2018, he completed a CPS principal Fellowship through Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.