Vice President - High Schools & School Reform
New Haven Federation of Teachers
As Vice President for High Schools & School Reform of the New Haven Federation of Teachers, David Low has negotiated five teacher contracts, and has played an integral role in New Haven’s extensive School Reform initiative since its inception, including crafting the current teachers’ contract, coordinating the creation and implementation of the new teacher evaluation process, sitting on the city-wide Reform Committee and serving as chair of the teachers’ Working Group on School Reform. He founded a teacher-led professional development organization (the EPIC Forum) to provide teachers with collaborative Professional Learning experiences for all New Haven teachers, and has been an invited guest speaker at ASCD’s Summer Institutes and numerous Boards of Education and symposia.
A classroom teacher with 29 years’ experience in the areas of Ocean Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics, Mr. Low still carries a full teaching load, in part to maintain his connection to the students and the work. He is a graduate of Pomona College (BA – Mathematics) and Southern CT State University’s post-secondary program (MS – Mathematics/ Secondary Teaching Certification).