David R. Rosas works in education to bring about liberation through education by partnering with children, their families, teachers, school-based staff members, and community organizations in historically marginalized communities of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, immigrant, and/or working-class folks. His work in education is based on fostering critical consciousness and self-determination with young people by focusing on culturally-relevant curriculum design and development, developing positive and restorative practices in classroom communities, and partnering with families to share strengths-based practices in service of their children’s learning. David is in his 21st year as an educator and has worked as a teacher in grades K-7, an instructional coach, assistant principal, and principal in elementary schools.
David advises students in the Progressive Education Leadership at Bank Street College of Education. Additionally, he is a doctoral student in Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center. His research focuses on critical-race teacher change agents in elementary schools as they leverage their politicized work with young, racialized children to dismantle elements of whiteness.
EdM, Teachers College, Columbia University; PhD Candidate, City University of New York Graduate Center