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The Skills, Experience and Perspective to Serve

David is a Cambridge Public Schools parent of children in 6th grade and 11th grade and has lived in Cambridge with his wife for 22 years.


He began his career in education as a classroom teacher in public schools, teaching high school English and K-12 art. He has also worked with children with special learning needs and as a substitute teacher at the New York School for the Deaf. 


He studied school reform and teacher leadership, earning a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He knows what questions we need to ask about educational policy – and when we need to ask others for their experience and knowledge.


David has worked in communications and program management for more than 20 years in education-focused nonprofit organizations and at Brandeis University. He is a collaborative leader who bridges scholarship, public understanding, and action. As Assistant Director of ENACT: The Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation, he has guided and grown a 50-state, nonpartisan civic education program based at Brandeis University that teaches college students how to be effective, engaged citizens at the state legislative level.


He has a long history as an advocate for public education: prior to his election to the School Committee, he served on a Cambridge elementary school council, a principal search advisory committee, teacher hiring committees, and as a rep to the Cambridge Citywide School Advisory Group (CSAG).


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