Yu, Seung C. (scy2105)

Dr. Seung Yu has close to twenty-five years working in youth development in New York City and Washington, DC. He currently serves as the principal at Stuyvesant High School, the largest specialized high school in Manhattan. Throughout his career in the New York City Department of Education, he has held both school and district leadership roles serving as the Senior Executive Director, Office of Postsecondary Readiness, which included the portfolio of Career and Technical Education, College and Career Planning, and Computer Science Education to support NYC public schools in strengthening the postsecondary preparation and outcomes of more than 325,000 high school-aged students each year. Dr. Yu was also the founding principal of the Academy for Software Engineering—a top CTE school and the city’s flagship computer science high school. He has participated in several leadership and mentor programs, including the Cahn Fellowship for Distinguished Principals, NYC Chancellor’s Fellowship, the Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI), Wallace Leadership Fellows Mentor Principal, and Model Principal.

Prior to NYC, Dr. Yu was the Executive Director of the State Education Agency K-12 Service-Learning Network in Washington, D.C., where he led the federal advocacy of K-12 school-based service-learning. He holds a BA in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; a MA in the Teaching of English from Teachers College, Columbia University; a MS in Educational Leadership from Baruch College; and an EdD in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy from Fordham University.

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