Repositioning Educational Leadership

Practitioners Leading from an Inquiry Stance

David Trautenberg, Author

David Trautenberg is deputy chief of finance and operations of Orleans Parish School Board in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was formerly chief financial officer of the Aurora Public Schools, a large semi-urban and predominantly Latino district in Colorado. There, he focused on helping the district align and optimize financial resources to improve students’ outcomes. His career path is unusual; before his school district appointments, Trautenberg spent over 2 decades on Wall Street as an investment strategist and firm vice president. He earned his doctorate and master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania, an additional MA from University of Leeds (UK) School of Education, his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.