Brandon began his teaching career in Miami after graduating from Yale University in 2012. He began teaching to continue the tradition that his own mother, a NYC High School Principal, started when he was a child: to fight tirelessly on behalf of our students’ right to a quality education. He fought for that right as a teacher at Miami Central SHS where he taught U.S. History and Reading, and successfully mentored students toward college acceptances and scholarships. He continued to fight for that right as a Dean at Jose de Diego Middle School, a once failing school, where he led the school culture’s transformation and helped increase school and student achievement.
Now, as a Partnership Director for Equal Opportunity Schools, Brandon looks forward to helping schools transform their cultures and increase access to college prep courses for low-income students and students of color. Brandon realizes that he was lucky to grow up with a parent who, as an educator, knew how to navigate the bureaucracy of public education. Brandon fights for our kids and communities, because he knows both what it means to have someone fight for your education and to have no one there to help you avoid the cracks in our system. Brandon believes that no student should have to rely on luck to access the educational opportunities they deserve.
Brandon has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Yale University, and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Saint Thomas University. Born and raised in New York City, Brandon still roots for the Yankees, and is a free agent football fan until the Giants get it together again.