David P. Mahoney is at the cutting edge of educational practice and reform in New York State. A double graduate of Saint Rose – bachelor’s in Social Studies Education, and master’s in Political Science – he is project assistant for the New York State Education Department, where he manages the state’s $673 million “Race to the Top” grant. Mahoney also implements other initiatives, such as the state’s Teacher and Principal Evaluation System, and Teacher and Principal Career Ladders.
Since he graduated in 2008, Mahoney has been active in the Saint Rose “Alumni in Admissions” initiative, volunteering at Open House events, and various Career Center activities. He also participated in the first S.A.I.N.T. Night (Students and Alumni Interested in Networking Together) in April 2011.
“The most meaningful aspect of my Saint Rose experience was truly the ‘Saint Rose Difference’. Having transferred to the school from larger university settings, for me, the difference was the ability to sit in classrooms where I felt part of a learning community,” says Mahoney, “A community where my successes were the successes of my colleagues (professors and students). Saint Rose provided me with the opportunity to grow academically and personally, as a student, a professional, and as an adult. To me, the Saint Rose Difference means everything.”
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