Suraj Gopal

Guest Blogger

Teacher

New York City, New York

Suraj Gopal has served as a high and SPED STEM teacher, and currently teaches ninth-grade STEM special education at Hudson High School of Learning Technologies in Manhattan. He also serves as Hudson’s United Federation of Teachers delegate, and the varsity boys’ soccer coach for his school building’s very own Bayard Rustin Titans.

Suraj has also held roles at Leap New York City and Harlem Children’s Zone. He entered teaching through the New York City Teaching Fellows, and has an M.S. Ed. in teaching urban adolescents with disabilities from LIU Brooklyn, as well as a B.A. in music composition from Amherst College.

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Posted Mar. 13, 2016

A Letter From New York Teachers in Support of John King as Education Secretary

We, a group of New York-based educators, share enthusiastic support for the appointment of John B. King Jr. as secretary…

By Olinka Crusoe, Chris Fazio, Annie Gallagher, Suraj Gopal, Jemal Graham, Mike Loeb, April Rose, Pat Sprinkle, Matt Schatz, Carla Theodorou, Ashley Ward

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A Teacher’s First Year: The Good, The Bad and the Beautiful

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