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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
B.A. in African American Studies, University of Virginia. Damon began his career in the Houston Independent School District at Pleasantville Elementary as Teach for America Corps member in 2007. He is currently a fifth grade science teacher and head track & field coach at KIPP Polaris College Preparatory Academy for Boys, a charter school in Houston, TX. Damon has taught fifth grade social justice, first and second grade gifted/talented students, and served on the development committee for the Carson Academy for Business and Entrepreneurship (CABE), an up-and-coming charter school in Houston, TX. Damon aspires to change the landscape of education in the United States by leading effective public and/or charter schools, being instrumental in local, state, and federal education reform, and ultimately working at the collegiate level to train aspiring teachers on effective instructional practices.