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Hayward High School Principal Named Educator of the Year
Posted 1/29/18

Dave Seymour is in his fourth year as principal of Hayward High School, the oldest high school in Southern Alameda County. He has developed a strong team of educators and community advocates that support the mission of Hayward High School. Students are offered a comprehensive curriculum with advanced placement in all core curricular areas, career pathway opportunities, a full range of core courses, classes in the visual and performing arts, and vocational courses.

    He has served the Hayward community for many years, including three as an assistant principal at Hayward High School and six as a teacher of social sciences at Tennyson High School. Since becoming principal at Hayward High, the school has seen increased student graduation rates, approval of a six-year accreditation by WASC, and implementation of the biomedical and engineering career pathways. Seymour was also named Educator of the Year by the college preparedness program College Bound.

    Addressing cultural issues in one of the state’s most diverse communities is a priority for Seymour. He supported the Mandarin World Language pipeline program at Hayward High, as well as the Culturally Responsive Teaching Professional Development program, and the College Bound Brotherhood program in support of African-American male students. Principal Seymour welcomes graduates back to campus for tours and attends alumni events in an effort to create a welcoming school community.