Donald Felder has dedicated his career to teaching, leading and advocating for children. Recently retired from Casey Family Programs, Felder’s 30 years as a skilled and compassionate teacher, consultant and principal at Seattle Public Schools helped to positively transform the lives of thousands of students.
During his years running Interagency Academy, Felder effectively protected the education rights of struggling students that included those who were pushed out from traditional schools and those who were adolescent offenders, homeless or in foster care. His leadership resulted in a significantly expanded and improved alternative education program that continues to successfully serve and educate 6th-12th grade students. He is currently an educational consultant, lecturer, and active advocate for children and for race and social justice in education.