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Dan Symonds ’11—Distinguished Educator

Dan Symonds ’11 was named one of 16 Young Teachers and Leaders Shaping Education in Philly by the Philadelphia-based As a first-year teacher, Symonds has already distinguished himself by testifying before the School Reform Commission about full funding for public schools, as a building representative for the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, and for his work with the Caucus of Working Educators. As a Philips Evan Scholar at Swarthmore, Symonds founded Chester Noise, joining Swarthmore students and high-school students in Chester, Pa., to make music. Symonds teaches at the Muñoz-Marín School in North Philadelphia.