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Summer Principals Academy

The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership

David Joffe



About David

B.A. in History, Harvard University; M.A. in African American Studies, Columbia University. David began his career after college in 2000 at the Eaglebrook School, a 6th-9th grade all-boys' boarding school. At Eaglebrook he taught 7th, 8th and 9th grade social studies. He also coached soccer, squash and baseball and worked in a dorm as a house parent. He is currently a teacher at Hunter College High School, a magnet school in New York, where he teaches 11th grade U.S. history and two senior electives: African American Studies, and "Race, Class and Gender in American Society." Over the course of his nine year teaching career David has introduced five new courses and has taught all grades seven through twelve besides tenth grade. David aspires to someday lead a school in which students of all backgrounds not only excel academically but feel safe, honored and at home. He is a firm believer in W.P. Kinsella's notion that "if you build it, they will come."

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