ACADEMY LEADERS

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Nat Damon

Founder

Passion for Education

Nat is the founding Executive Director of Reach Academics, an organization that works closely with K-12 schools to strengthen relationships among students, teachers, staff, parents, and administrators to ensure all members thrive. He also hosts the “Reach.Teach.Talk” podcast and serves as the Founding Executive Director of Reach Academy for Young Men, which inspires learning and leadership in boys grades 7 - 10 remotely and in the Los Angeles area.

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David Derin

Director

Balance in Education

Mr. David Derin is a teacher at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School. A graduate of Harvard-Westlake School and The University of Southern California (USC), Mr. Derin brings deep scholarship and passion toward the position of Director. Currently, Mr. Derin is pursuing his Doctorate in Education through the USC Rossier School of Education. He is also a middle school teacher at Heschel School in Los Angeles.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ex-Officio Board Members: Nat Damon and David Derin