Dynamic educator with 17 years of experience pioneering innovative approaches to public education. Prior to joining NFTE in 2014 he had an award winning career as an effective teacher leader in high poverty schools from the South Bronx to East Oakland. Highlights included being a founding member of Mott Haven Village Prep, one of the first New Century HS in New York City and starting a city-wide Model United Nations conference in Pasadena. His strong commitment to youth, families and transformative approaches to achieving equity in education have lead him out of the classroom to NFTE, where he leads the Bay Area team. His current focus is connecting high poverty communities to the innovation economy through designing new program models that connect industry professionals, educators, and youth in an entrepreneurial pathway.