Program Delivery

Dave Kershner
Program Director for LEAP

Dave supports the LEAP (LEarning together to Advance our Practice) program in partnership with the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). 

Prior to joining Leading Educators, Dave led school transformation efforts with TNTP, coaching school leaders and leadership teams in instructional leadership and strategic change management practices.  Dave began his career as a high school English teacher and literacy coach in rural North Carolina.  He joined the Wake County Public School system in Raleigh, NC and served as a middle school principal. He left the principalship to lead the New York City Institute for Teach For America where he partnered with NYC district and charter schools to deliver academic summer programming for K-12 students, and rigorous teacher preparation for 600+ new teachers yearly. He holds a B.A. in English Literature and Comparative Religion from Miami University, and an M.S.A in School Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.