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June 21, 2009
David Levin
Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), Co-Founder
David Levin BIO:
Co-Founder, KIPP, Houston, TX, June 1994-1995 with Mike Feinberg. Launched new middle school program that became the highest performing program in the city of Houston and led to the creation of other KIPP Academies.
· Co-Founder, current Superintendent, and former Principal, KIPP Academy, the Bronx, New York
· Teaches 5th grade math at KIPP Academy

BOOKS:
Co-authored KIPP: Math

EXPERIENCE:
Bastian Elementary School, Houston, TX, August 1992-June 1994. He taught 4th & 6th grade classes. Served as grade-level chairperson. Created and ran extended-day academic programs.

EDUCATION:
· Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1988-1992 B.A. in History (with distinction)
· Graduated Magna Cum Laude. Awarded the Yale University Robert E. Lewis Prize for outstanding achievement in intramural athletics; awarded the John Edward Linck III Prize for outstanding intellectual and social contribution to life in Ezra Stiles College, Yale University
· Teach For America, Houston, TX, May 1992-1994
· National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Lander, WY, 1990. Outdoor Educatorís Course. Earned NOLS certification in outdoor education. Qualified to teach and lead groups in the outdoors.

PERSONAL:
He's a native of NYC

LANGUAGE:
Nearly fluent in reading, writing and speaking Spanish.

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Info: David Levin is the 34-year-old co-founder of the KIPP schools, a network of 38 public charter schools nationwide. The interview took place inside the KIPP Academy in the Bronx, NY where Levin is also a 5th grade math teacher.





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