July 4, 2022

459: Post Secondary Readiness - with David Adams, CEO of the Urban Assembly

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In this episode, YOUR guest is David Adams, CEO of the Urban Assembly, YOUR host is Dr. Joe Sallustio, & YOUR sponsor is Anthology Together 2022!

What is the Urban Assembly? How does it prepare high school students for higher education? What does David see as the future of higher education? Listen in to #EdUp! 

David is the Chief Executive Officer of The Urban Assembly. He started with the UA in 2014 as the Director of Social-Emotional Learning, where he created the Resilient Scholars Program (RSP), a unique approach to integrating SEL into curriculum and classroom practices across the UA network. RSP has grown into a national program, serving schools and districts in Los Angeles, Houston, Syracuse, and other cities. As the Senior Director of Strategy, David led the expansion of the organization into a model provider of school support, with an emphasis on innovation & equity in public education. 

In 2021, David received the Champion of Equity Award from the American Consortium for Equity in Education. David sits on the board of CASEL & is an author of The Educator’s Practical Guide to Emotional Intelligence, & a co-author of the textbook, Challenges to Integrating Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Programs in Organizations. He is a Civil Affairs Officer in the Army Reserve & holds an M.Ed in Educational Psychology from Fordham University.

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