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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Frank Constanzo

Frank Costanzo is currently serving as the Interim Principal at Roberto Clemente Leadership Academy, a turnaround school in New Haven, CT. He has previously served as the Summer Enrichment Academy Principal for the New Haven Public School District in 2010 and as an Assistant Principal at the Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School in New Haven where he led theory of action planning for all employees and developed an Instructional Rounds model for improving problems of practice. Prior to Co-Op, he completed a one-year administrative internship at the Morse Elementary School in Cambridge, MA where he studied school and district-level urban leadership under former Superintendents Deborah-Jewell Sherman and Tom Payzant.
 Before this he taught Humanities and Facing History and Ourselves to ninth and tenth graders for several years at New Haven Academy where he led the NHA Humanities department in substantial student learning growth scores on state testing for four consecutive years. While there, he was a district curriculum developer and was awarded Outstanding Teacher in 2006 and 2008. 

 He earned an Ed. M in education leadership from Harvard in 2009, an M.A.T. from Brown in 2004 and a B.A. from Quinnipiac University in 2002. Frank was nominated for the High Potential Leadership Program for the New Haven Public Schools in 2010. His work and research focuses on rethinking and transforming existing urban school district organizational frameworks, particularly those structures and systems that undermine student and adult learning.