Dr. David Leigh has been appointed as the Principal of New Alliance Academy. Dr. David Leigh holds a Bachelors degree in psychology from S.U.N.Y at Stony Brook, a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Certification as a School Psychologist from Montclair State University, and a doctorate from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutger’s University. Additionally, Dr. Leigh holds a license to practice psychology in New Jersey and earned his principal’s certificate from the Foundation for Education Administration.
Dr. David Leigh has extensive experience serving as a school psychologist and director of special services. Prior to joining the New Alliance Academy team, Dr. Leigh focused on developing tiered interventions and programs that would support students so that they were better able to access educational opportunities and maximize potential for learning. Having spent most of his career at the secondary level, he has developed extensive understanding of the issues and challenges facing teenagers who struggle to navigate their years as high school students.
We are pleased to have Dr. Leigh join the administrative team at New Alliance Academy to support its mission:
“To create a dynamic partnership between parents, students, staff and school districts for the provision of a safe, therapeutic and highly academic environment that addresses the social, emotional and educational needs of students so that they can achieve success in school and in their community.”