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Benjamin Shuldiner

Distinguished Lecturer of Education Leadership Curriculum and Teaching ADSUP

Benjamin.Shuldiner@hunter.cuny.edu
212-772-4627 
1129 Hunter West

Professor Shuldiner has worked in the field of education for over 15 years as a teacher, principal, and professor.  He was the founder and principal of the High School for Public Service (HSPS), in Brooklyn, NY.  Under  Professor Shuldiner’s leadership, HSPS received numerous awards for its outstanding success. HSPS was named one of the top 50 high schools in New York City by the Daily News and received a Bronze Medal from US News and World Report, putting it among the top schools in the country. In 2010, HSPS was named the top Title I school in New York, the first time a high school has ever won this award. He also led innovative projects at HSPS that gained national notoriety, from the creation of a fully functioning acre farm to a school-wide grading curriculum focused on mastery and proficiency. In 2005, Professor Shuldiner was elected after a nationwide search to receive the prestigious Jefferson Award for Public Service for an Individual 35 Years of Age and Under.  He has also been an adjunct lecturer at Baruch College, School of Public Affairs and Brooklyn College, School of Education.  Professor Shuldiner received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, and his MSEd from Baruch College. 

Teaching

Professor Shuldiner is currently teaching ADSUP716: Leadership and School Reform.  He also is the Program Coordinator for CLASS, a joint leadership program between New Visions for Public Schools and Hunter College.  Professor Shuldiner has also taught teacher and leadership preparation classes at Brooklyn and Baruch Colleges. 

Research

Professor Shuldiner is currently working on research, focusing on how teachers are hired within the New York City Department of Education.  Additionally, he is investigating the works of Thomas Hunter and how his thoughts still shape the current education discussion.  

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