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David Irwin


Previous Experience


New York City metro area

KPMG Consulting, Gartner Consulting, Education Elements

David is the co-founder of Thru. He is the former Executive Director of District Administration and global K-12 Education practice leader for Gartner Inc. David helps school districts and education provider leaders solve their most challenging problems. Some of his recent clients include New York City Department of Education, Kentwood Public Schools (MI), Visalia Unified School District (CA) and Ector County Unified School District (TX).  David served as an elected school board member in Madison, NJ from 2017-2023. He is also a board member of the non-profit math curriculum company, FiCycle.

Fun Facts

  • David started his career as a waterski instructor for Club Med (though learned a lot about customer service).

  • He listens to a lot of Yacht Rock and is proficient in the electric slide.

  • Has bought at least 50 copies of Jesse Itzler's "Living with a Seal" as gifts or for required reading.

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