David brings to Oliver over 15 years of experience working in the field of educational access for high-achieving students. He previously served as Director of Education at NJ SEEDS, where he oversaw programs serving 750 students. He is the author of four books and dozens of articles and has taught at Princeton University and has served as a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. David holds a B.A. from Brown University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. His daughter Jordan is a graduate of Packer Collegiate. He has spoken at many national conferences, including the annual meeting of The College Board Forum, The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), The National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA), and the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC). He serves on the board of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and is currently a visiting scholar at The New School. Oliver Scholars prepares high-achieving African-American and Latino students from underserved NYC communities for success at top independent schools and prestigious colleges. David Allyn Show Highlights: A career in opportunity How an independent school experience in DC shaped his view of diversity and access How a sexual revolution led to a career in educational access How Ted Sizer influenced David’s view of leadership and a “generosity of spirit” With a new, fresh, and excited outlook and changing things hurt his leadership experience What are your key priorities? The power of a listening tour Non-profit fundraising is all in the details How college admissions impacts the structure of school Why School? Why am I doing what I am doing? Students should grapple with what their education means to them David Allyn Resources Quiet by Susan Cain Finite and infinite games by James Carse The path with heart by Jack Kornfield Check out Oliver Scholars and support their great work! Contact David
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