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David Adams


CEO at The Urban Assembly, Inc.

David is the CEO at The Urban Assembly and on the board of directors of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) . He previously served as the Social-Emotional Learning Coordinator for District 75 where he shaped the District’s approach to social-emotional learning for students with severe cognitive and behavioral challenges. He has worked internationally in schools in England, standing up and evaluating programs of positive behavioral supports and Social-Emotional Learning as a research intern at Yale University’s Health, Emotion and Behavior Lab, and published multiple academic papers around the relationship of social-emotional competence, and student academic and behavioral outcomes.

He is married with two children and is an Engineering Officer in the Army Reserve. David holds an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Fordham University.