David Frank is the Director of the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Charter School Office. In his role, David oversees the new charter school authorization process as well as the oversight of all 101 Board of Regents-authorized charter schools across New York State. Prior to joining NYSED, David was the Director of Charter Policy and Analytics at the New York City Department of Education and the Director of School Supports at the New York City Charter School Center. In those positions, David provided oversight, regulatory guidance, operational, financial, academic, and professional development support for all New York City charter schools. David has also worked on the development of educational programs for at-risk youth and students with disabilities. He has been involved in learning science, curriculum development, educational policy research, and program evaluation with the aim of improving teaching and learning in our nation’s public-school systems for all students. David has been an invited speaker at Teacher’s College, the Columbia School of Law, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, and for community and educational groups across New York State
and the country. He is a co-founder of the Western New York Special Education Collaborative and holds a BS and MS in Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. David is a product of the New York City public school system and grew up in Queens, NY.