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David Sherrin teaches Social Studies at Scarsdale High School in Westchester. He formally taught at Harvest Collegiate in New York City, where he was a founding teacher and has served as department chair, instructional coach, and Master Teacher. He is also the author of The Classes They Remember: Using Role-Plays to Bring Learning to Life and Judging for Themselves: Using Mock Trials to Bring Learning to Life.  


David was named a New York City Master Teacher for 2014-2015 and was the recipient of the 2014 Robert H Jackson Center National Award for Teaching Justice. He has led professional development for teachers at places such as NCSS, Revolutionary Learning Conference, Columbia Teacher's College, and Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda. 

David spent two years as a street educator for Projeto Axé, a Brazilian organization that provides education and outreach for street children in Salvador, Brazil. At Harvest, David has taught courses such as Heroes and Villains; Sports, Fashion, and Politics; Genocide and Justice; History of Love; and Revolutions: Choices and Power.


David lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son. He enjoys cooking, eating well, reading about 17th century Dutch history, and long subway commutes.


Note: David now lives in Westchester so he no longer has the long subway commute and now that he has three kids he no longer can read much about 17th century Dutch history. Now he enjoys cooking, going to playgrounds with his kids, and moments of quiet reflection.

Mock Trial Work Cited in Randi Weingarten's Four Pillars to Achieve Powerful, Purposeful Education
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