David Cohen

Principal, Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey Public School
School District of Philadelphia
2022 Neubauer Fellow
Grade Level
PreK - 8th
Student Enrollment
School/Org Neighborhood
North Philadelphia
B.S., Gwynedd Mercy College
M.A. Administration, West Chester University
"I serve as Principal to create a school with academic excellence and achieving results while meeting the social and emotional needs of every student. This is accomplished when all stakeholders operate as a team with a shared mission and vision. As an educational leader, I model a rigorous work ethic to all members of the school community."

David has served as the principal of Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey Public School since 2014. Under his leadership, Duckrey has had an increase in School Progress Report (SPR) scores. David has also endorsed consistent professional development and wellness supports for staff, which can be seen in academic coaches, peer observation programs, and weekly Common Planning Time meetings.

David has been an educator since 2005. Prior to becoming a principal at Dr. Tanner G. Duckery Public School, David served as principal of Crossroads at Huntington Park where he increased the student attendance rate and developed a Positive Behavior Support Plan. Prior to becoming a principal, David served as a 4th grade teacher, 5th grade teacher, 6th grade teacher, and dean of students. David serves on the Teacher Leader Steering Committee for the School District of Philadelphia and has participated in the Principal Focus Group for District Partnerships. David grew up in Bala Cynwyd, PA.