Errol Saunders

Hometown: Covina, CA

high school: Northview HS

college: Yale University

MAJOR: Political Science

Errol is the Assistant Director of Breakthrough New Haven and a history teacher at Hopkins School. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Political Science in 2006. At Yale, he earned a reputation for being an active member of the New Haven community. It was during those years that Errol took a keen interest in urban education, New Haven History, and the relationships between cities and their suburbs. Pursuing those interests he worked as a research assistant for the local Regional Growth Partnership, a Deliberation Day organizer for the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, and a teacher-intern at Breakthrough New Haven.

As an undergraduate, Errol taught for two years in Breakthrough’s after school program and summer school, helped write the program’s code of conduct, and has served as Dean of Students and History Mentor Teacher. He was also awarded a Yale President’s Public Service Fellowship to continue his work with Breakthrough for the summer of 2005. Errol became the Assistant Director of Breakthrough New Haven as part of his appointment to the History faculty at Hopkins School in 2006. At Hopkins School, Errol has been instrumental in revamping the Junior School History curriculum into a thematic, skills-based course of study. He currently serves on the school’s Admissions and Career Review Committees in addition to his teaching and Breakthrough responsibilities.

Outside of school, Errol serves on the board of The Ulysses S. Grant Foundation, as the Vice President of the Ron Brown Scholar Alumni Association and as a step-on tour guide for the Greater New Haven/Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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