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Shaun Nelms

Shaun Nelms

Associate Professor (Clinical), Superintendent East High EPO; Center for Urban Education Success
Educational Leadership
LeChase Hall 432
(585) 324-3651
Shaun.Nelms@warner.rochester.edu
 
Education:
EdD, University of Rochester (K-12 school leadership)
MS, University of Rochester (educational administration)
BS, State University of New York - College at Fredonia (education)


Shaun Nelms is the current superintendent of East High School, a new position created by the partnership between the University of Rochester and East High. He oversees the hiring of all administrative and staff positions as well as the day-to-day operations of the East High Educational Partnership Organization (EPO).
 
An experienced school leader, Nelms previously served as deputy superintendent for the Greece Central School District. Before his time in Greece, he was an administrator in the Rochester School District, serving as a chief of schools for the Northeast Zone from 2009-12, where he successfully supervised more than 20 schools and led implementation of the NYS Regents reform initiative. He also has been a middle school principal of Rush-Henrietta Central School District and an assistant principal of Greece Arcadia High School and Greece Odyssey Academy, where he began his career as a school administrator. He is also a former Greece and RCSD classroom teacher.
 
Nelms, a graduate of the Warner School, has been a frequent speaker on topics related to cultural competence, differentiation, and administrative leadership. At Warner, he also teaches courses on teaching and leadership in urban school settings. Nelms is active in several community organizations and has been honored with numerous awards for his leadership and work in education. Most recently, he was a recipient of the Genesee Valley ASCD Leadership Award in 2013.

Visit the Center for Urban Education Success. In the News
6/24/2017 USA Today: WWII Veteran Honored at East High Graduation
6/01/2017 Shaun Nelms, Pedro Noguera Discuss Equity & Excellence in Schools on WXXI
5/16/2017 The Chronicle of Higher Education: "How a University Helped Save a Failing High School"
4/14/2017 Event Promotes “Excellence Through Equity” in Rochester Area Schools
11/30/2016 City Newspaper: The Pressure is on for East High
10/31/2016 WBFO-FM Coverage of NYSSBA Conference on Educational Equity (Featuring East EPO Superintendent Shaun Nelms as a Panelist)
9/22/2016 Shaun Nelms on Teacher Diversity in City Newspaper
9/21/2016 Wednesday Lunch Talk - Update on East
9/16/2016 Shaun Nelms on East-UR Partnership on WXXI-TV's Need to Know
9/09/2016 WROC-TV Feature on East's Second Year of UR Partnership
7/18/2016 A Year in Review for East in the Democrat & Chronicle
4/25/2016 First-Ever East College Pep Rally Featured on 13WHAM-TV
4/05/2016 Superintendent Shaun Nelms on Bringing Change to East in March/April 2016 Post
3/01/2016 East EPO Superintendent Shaun Nelms Makes Cover of March/April Issue of POST 
1/04/2016 Shaun Nelms and George Moses Write Speaking Out Essay on the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative
12/04/2015 WXXI Connections: East's Partnership with the University of Rochester
11/17/2015 Democrat and Chronicle Highlights Signs of Progress at East
9/23/2015 Wednesday Lunch Hour - The New East: A Progress Report
9/09/2015 Statement from East Superintendent Shaun Nelms on the First Day of School
9/08/2015 A New Chapter at East - Local News Coverage
9/03/2015 East Staff and Students to Ring in the New School Year on Sept. 8
8/31/2015 Warner Faculty Contribute Opinion Essay in District Administration
8/28/2015 Shaun Nelms on East's Future on Time Warner Cable News
8/27/2015 Shaun Nelms Assumes the Role of Superintendent of University of Rochester/East EPO
8/18/2015 East Holds Student Orientations in August
6/20/2015 East High Mascot Name Change Featured in USA Today
6/18/2015 East High School Announces New “Eagles” Mascot 
6/17/2015 Warner Professors Take Part in Local Anti-Poverty Program
3/16/2015 Marlene Blocker and Anibal Soler Appointed Principals of East High School
1/29/2015 Shaun Nelms Named Deputy Superintendent of East High School


Courses
EDU421 Human Resource Management
ED465 School Governance and the Rights of Students and Teachers
ED468 Leadership in Urban Schools