davidcohenAbout the Author

David B. Cohen is a National Board Certified English Teacher with twenty years of teaching experience, currently on the staff of Palo Alto High School teaching 10th and 11th grade English classes. He helped launch and co-directed a teacher leadership network called Accomplished California Teachers (ACT). That experience led to opportunities to learn about and work with teachers from all over California. Having worked with a variety of other networks and organizations, and having built relationships with individuals and groups throughout California, Cohen spent the 2014-15 school year traveling around the state to gather material for Capturing the Spark. He chronicled that year at the EdWeek Teacher blog Road Trips in Education, and maintains an ongoing EdWeek blog also called Capturing the Spark. Cohen is also a contributing blogger at The Standard, a group blog by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

For more information about Cohen’s teaching experience, other writing and media appearances, speaking engagements and consulting, see his personal website.