Arizona Alliance of Black

School Educators

David Schapira



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, non-profits and local businesses to increase access to educational opportunities for all students.

 Prior to the Tempe City Council, David served in the Arizona House of Representatives and as Minority Leader in the State Senate. Throughout David's time in the legislature, he served on the Education Committee, including four years as the ranking member. During and after his time in the Senate, David was also an elected member of the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board.

David has a master's degree in Education Leadership from ASU. David and his wife, also a public-school educator, live in Tempe with their two daughters.