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david stephen bio

My training and experience as both an educator and architect give me a unique perspective on the design of innovative learning environments from the inside out. A co-founder of the High Tech High network of charter schools, I have varied experience as a teacher, program coordinator, writer, curriculum developer, and teacher trainer. During the past 20 years I have had the opportunity to work nationally with leading school reformers on a wide range of successful curriculum and school design projects, playing a role in the creation and design of over 40 dynamic school programs and facilities across the United States and abroad.

New Vista Designs for Learning

School Planner / New Vista Designs for Learning
Boston, MA        2006 - Present
I consult nationally with a wide variety of school groups, CMOs, and architectural firms on the design of dynamic, forward-thinking academic programs, project-based curricula, and school facilities.

architects of achievement

Educational Designer / Architects of Achievement
Seattle, WA        2006 - Present
I provide architectural consultation and technical assistance to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math ( STEM - ) focused schools and networks, and work with school districts to create and implement small and effective learning communities and campuses.
www.archachieve.net

High Tech High Learning

Design Director / High Tech High Learning
San Diego, CA        2002 - 2006
I oversaw the design, detailing, and construction of the first five High Tech High (HTH) school buildings, and played a lead role in the development and production of HTH branding, communications, and fundraising materials, including: websites, videos, newsletters, and outreach materials.         www.hightechhigh.org

High Tech High

Curriculum Coordinator / High Tech High
San Diego, CA        2000 - 2002
I orchestrated curriculum planning and professional development at High Tech High during its first two years of operation, focusing on the facilitation of cross-discipline teaching teams, the development of performance-based assessment methods, and the cultivation of a vibrant teaching and learning culture.         www.hightechhigh.org

New Urban High School - Big Picture Co.

Senior Program Director / New Urban High School - Big Picture Co.
Cambridge, MA        1997 - 2000
I worked on the federally funded New Urban High School Project to research, document, and develop exemplary school reform strategies, offer technical assistance, and facilitate inter-site conferences and project-based learning workshops.     www.bigpicture.org

Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School

Teacher / Curriculum Writer / Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School
Cambridge, MA        1991 - 1997
I co-developed, taught, and managed the award-winning 9th grade CityWorks Program, engaging students in a hands-on, integrated curriculum based on community exploration, service, and development..        www.cpsd.us/crls

Hugh Russel & Assoc. / Jack Patrick & Assoc.

Project Architect / Hugh Russel & Assoc. / Jack Patrick & Assoc.
Boston, MA        1983 - 1991
I worked as the lead architectural designer and project manager on a variety of public housing, hospital, and public transportation projects. I worked as the lead architectural designer and project manager on a variety of public housing, hospital, and public transportation projects.

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