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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Andrew Paulsen teaches mathematics at East Side High School, the largest public high school in Newark, New Jersey, where 82% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch and core classes are offered in three languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese. At his school, Paulsen holds a variety of leadership roles, including being named as a Lead Teacher, interviewing potential teacher candidates, and sitting on the School Improvement Panel, in addition to leading district-wide professional development seminars. Previously, as a Teach For America corps member, he was named as an Amgen Fellow. Paulsen earned his bachelor's degree from Marist College, where he served as student body president, and received his M.A. in educational leadership, management, and policy from Seton Hall University. He aspires to lead the charge of improving the opportunities for every child to reach their full potential by educating students to become productive citizens in our global community.