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David Greenberg

Director of Leadership Development

David Greenberg designs, leads, and supports a variety of NACSA’s adult learning opportunities, including the NACSA Leaders Program and alumni activities, through in-person convenings and workshops, webinars, trainings, and the development of resources and tools.

David has been an educator and educational leader for over 25 years. Before coming to NACSA, he was the Director of Charter School Authorizing at the Audubon Center of the North Woods, the largest authorizer in Minnesota. He holds a secondary teaching license in social studies and has taught in both traditional district and charter schools in Minnesota as well as in private programs internationally in Madrid, Spain and Santiago, Chile.

Prior to entering the field of authorizing, David helped start a charter high school in Minneapolis, serving as start-up coordinator and later board chair, teacher, and ultimately executive director during his 12 years there. He has been an active leader in Minnesota and nationally, having participated in the NACSA Leaders Program, presented at national conferences, and served as a coach to leaders of authorizing offices across the country.

David holds a M.A. in teaching/history from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. He also has completed graduate coursework in special education at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. He earned his B.A.  in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.

As a parent, teacher, school leader, and authorizer, David has seen how a poor education holds children back and how a great education propels them forward. He is inspired by the brilliance, creativity, and ambition of young people and believes that all children deserve the opportunity to realize their fullest potential through a dynamic and challenging learning environment. He wants to ensure that all of us adults who work in the field of education, or in any field, keep children at the center of the work.

At every opportunity, David seeks out adventures, be it hiking new trails, paddling waterways in a canoe or kayak, or exploring new restaurants in his hometown of Minneapolis, or wherever his travels may take him.


Most Recent Posts
Wyoming Gets a New Authorizer Is the Headline, But There’s More to the Story
Last month we touched on a Wyoming bill, SF130, which created a new authorizing pathway in the state. But there is more to the bill that deserves to be highlighted: through a comprehensive overhaul, SF130...
Amid Change, Our Autonomy and Community Are Our Strength
This blog post was written by Dr. Sana Shaikh, who served until this spring as Director of School Operations at Rise Prep High School, an autonomous school in Springfield, Massachusetts. Rise...
One of Our “COVID Keepers”: Putting Communities First in Public Charter Schools
This blog post was written by Joanna Hightower and Shira Woolf Cohen, Founding Partners, Innovageous.  In March 2020, brick and mortar public charter schools were suddenly forced to operate as virtual...