David Noah

Guest Blogger

Founding Principal, Comp Sci High

New York City, New York

David Noah started his career as a math teacher at Brooklyn’s MS442, as an NYC Teaching Fellow. In 2006, he left to study at Yale Law School, where he argued a landmark school-reform case before the Connecticut Supreme Court, and also taught math at New Haven’s Amistad High School.

After law school, he helped found KIPP NYC College Prep, and then went on to practice Labor and Employment law at RopesGray LLP. David left legal practice to join Success Academies as a Managing Director, where he managed principals and worked on the design of Success’s middle school program.

Eager to get back to working directly with kids and teachers, David went on to lead the largest Success middle school, SA Harlem East. Harlem East’s results regularly ranked in the top 3 percent of schools in New York State and the school’s debate team ranked among the state’s top teams.

After more than five years at Success, David left to found Comp Sci High with the belief that there are many paths to a successful life, and kids deserve access to all of them.

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Posted Dec. 5, 2017

College Enrollment Isn’t the Only Goal at This New York High School. A High-Paying Job Is, Too.

A recent New York City high school fair for career and technical education—otherwise known as CTE—offered a brief glimpse to…

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By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

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Posted Mar. 1, 2021

If Houston’s District Schools Keep Taking the Day Off, Students Will Never Catch Up

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By Danielle Durbin

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