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School Culture and Student Resilience

It is an overview of the role that guidance counselors play in supporting the principal develop and establish a school's culture while nurturing the resiliency of its students.

About Dr. Sean Davenport:

Sean L. Davenport, Ed.D., is an experienced K-12 educator currently serving as a Leadership Development Coach and has served as a Supervising Superintendent for the New York City Department of Education. Before transitioning to a Leadership Development Coach, he was the principal of the Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change (TMA), a 6-12 school located in Harlem, New York. Before assuming the principalship at the high school, Dr. Davenport was the founding principal of the Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School, a K-5 school in Harlem, New York, that emphasized cultural awareness and culturally responsive teaching and learning. The schools were created in partnership with The Abyssinian Development Corporation, New Visions for Public Schools, and The New York City Department of Education. Under Dr. Davenport's leadership, Thurgood Marshall Academy graduated their first pipeline K-12 cohort in June of 2018.

Dr. Davenport received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communication and a Master of Arts Degree in Communication from Norfolk State University, A Master's Degree in Education from Fordham University, and a Doctorate in Education Degree in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College.

His passion for working with young people started as a youth basketball program coordinator. It would later lead him to the classroom where he taught high school English and Speech, coached the boys' varsity and junior varsity baseball teams, girls' junior varsity volleyball, and the Lincoln Douglas Debate team. Although Dr. Davenport loved teaching and coaching, he believes he can do more to impact young people's lives, especially those who are often marginalized and disenfranchised.

He is the Vice President of Fathers Know Best Youth Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that supports AAU basketball, education & mentoring opportunities for youth in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.