David J. Tinagero, a native of New York, came to St. Andrew’s School in 2015 after serving as Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at New York University Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Tinagero took this unusual opportunity after being designer, co-founder, and board member of the Mott Hall Charter School. Prior to Mott Hall Charter School, Mr. Tinagero was the founding principal of the Mott Hall Bronx High School in New York City and a regional instructional supervisor in the NYC Department of Education. Mr. Tinagero taught for more than seven years at the Dobbs Ferry International Baccalaureate High School, Bronx Middle School #181, and the Green Chimneys School for Children in Brewster, NY. He earned two degrees from Mercy College: a B.A. in English with Distinction and an M.S. in Education Supervision and Administration with Distinction.
Mr. Tinagero brings to St. Andrew’s a wealth of experience lifting kids up academically and spiritually, and in school leadership and innovation. He and his wife Amy, an accomplished educator as well, and their two sons Declan and Cole have happily made the St. Andrew’s campus their home.