David Nungaray is a forever dual language teacher and school leader at heart no matter what his current work title is. The children and families he worked with as an educator are one of his guiding forces in the work he continues to do in education. As a son of Mexican immigrants, native Spanish speaker, gay educator, and a first-generation college graduate, David is passionate about educational excellence and ensuring school systems best meet the needs of all learners. David began his journey in education as a founding corps member of Teach For America-San Antonio in 2010 where he served as a 4th dual language teacher. In his first year of teaching, David was the district’s Elementary Rising Star Teacher of the Year. Currently, David works as a bilingual consulting partner at a national non-profit where he oversees partnerships in Texas and supports national strategy to integrate multilingual learners into all of the work at the organization. David has led teams focused on partnering with districts through strategic planning, (bi)literacy visioning and implementation, dual language supports, stakeholder and family engagement, high-impact tutoring, learning acceleration, and state-wide high-quality instructional materials adoption. With almost 13 years of experience in education, David served as the principal of one of the flagship dual language schools in San Antonio ISD (SAISD) prior to his time at TNTP. During his tenure as principal, the school community revised and renewed their in-district school charter and established a partnership with the University of Texas-San Antonio to create the first dual language teacher residency lab network of schools in Texas. David also served as co-chair of the Bexar County COVID-19 Pre-K-12 Consultation group in San Antonio, focused on guiding the reopening of schools in the county. Prior to his role as principal, David co-founded one of the first schools in the Innovation Zone of SAISD, which spanned Pre K-12th grade, as associate principal. The school focuses on project-based learning and also has a teaching and school administrator residency model. David serves on multiple non-profit boards focused on education, and he holds his Masters in School Leadership from Trinity University, where he has served as an adjunct professor in multilingual education, school leadership, and special education.
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