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David Schapira

Running for State Superintendent for Public Instruction
Election: Aug. 28, 2018

David began his career as a high-school teacher and later taught at Arizona State University (ASU). For the last four years, David has worked as a high-school administrator at the East Valley Institute of Technology, a public school district offering career and technical education to students in Eastern Maricopa County. In addition to his career as an educator, David also serves his community in public office. Elected to the Tempe City Council in 2014, David has partnered with local school districts, nonprofits, and local businesses to increase access to educational opportunities for all students. David’s proudest achievement on the Council is the recent passage of the "Tempe Free PRE" initiative, which provides high-quality, free preschool for 360 low-income children.