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David Trachtenberg

Teacher, STEM Academy of Hollywood, Los Angeles USD

David teaches biology at the STEM Academy of Hollywood where he also serves as chair of the Community Outreach Committee and Science Department. He has been instrumental in developing and sustaining strong industry partnerships to provide opportunities for meaningful work-based learning. He also led the charge to ensure student internships continued on a virtual basis as the pandemic persists. He passionately believes that syncing education with the skills required for success in college and career is vital in enabling our students to address the world’s problems and live meaningful, fulfilling lives. David is happily married and the proud father of a bright-eyed toddler whose favorite animal sound to make is an elephant.