Steve Lazar, Social Studies & English Teacher
Steve Lazar is a National Board Certified Social Studies and English teacher, who is profiled in the book Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead but Don't Leave.
is passionate about helping students to think deeply about the complexities of the world as they develop their communication skills.
Steve is an expert in curriculum and assessment development, regularly delivering workshops for teachers around the country for such organizations as the Gates Foundation, the National Council for Social Studies, National Council of Teachers of English, and the Institute for Student Achievement.
He previously taught at the Academy for Young Writers in Brooklyn and the Bronx Lab School, where he served as Department Chair, Instructional Coach, and UFT Chapter Leader; he first taught in Fairfax Co., VA.
Steve has a bachelor's degree in Political Philosophy and Religious Studies from Brown University and a masters in African-American Studies from Columbia University.
article, "Septima Clark: Organizing for Positive Freedom", which focuses on adult literacy education during the Civil Rights Movement, appears in The New Black History, edited by the late Manning Marable.
Steve's writing on teaching and education policy have been published in Gotham Schools
, Schoolbook, and Education Week Teacher.
You can learn more about him as his
blog, Outside the Cave.
In addition to teaching, Steve is the Harvest's Assessment Coordinator and UFT Chapter Leader