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Dave Bryson

Diverse Charter Schools Coalition
Deputy Director
New York, NY
Dave Bryson was the Director of Operations of Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate, part of the Uncommon Schools network in Brooklyn, NY from 2012-2017. During his time at BSC he helped lead the school toward increased student achievement, enrollment, staff retention, staff racial diversity, special education services, family engagement and decreased student suspension. Most recently, he worked on behalf of the Enroll West Contra Costa initiative supporting all families in the West Contra Costa Unified School District to find the right school for their child. Prior to joining Uncommon Schools, Dave helped found a pioneering expanded learning time program at the Edwards Middle School in Charlestown, MA that became the model for Citizen Schools’ national expansion. He has also worked at Breakthrough Collaborative as a partnership coordinator with organizations like Teach for America, MATCH Teacher Residency and Aspire Teacher Residency. Dave earned his B.A. from Wesleyan University and his M.Ed from Lesley University. Dave lives in Berkeley, CA where he equally enjoys hiking the hills and biking the flats. He is humbled to be joining the DCSC team and is inspired by the vision of inclusion, high-quality academics and spirit of collaboration within the coalition.