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David Tokofsky is a key member of our Education practice. A highly decorated and respected educator, David coached his team from John Marshall High School in the LAUSD to a national championship at the Academic Decathlon.
A three-time member of the Los Angeles School Board, David championed full day kindergarten for all students. David was instrumental to the successful passage of four school bonds, authored the first Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee of bond funds and created the Office of Inspector General at LAUSD. During his tenure, scores of new schools were built across the County of Los Angeles.
Recently, David provided strategy for businesses, nonprofits and charter schools, advising them in the arenas of curriculum, technology, special education, food service, government relations, accounting, planning and policy and unions.
David was selected as California’s Teacher of the Year in the US Department of Education’s Christa McAuliffe Fellowship. He is also the recipient of Stanford University’s prestigious COE Fellowship for teaching US History. David graduated cum laude from UC Berkeley with dual degrees in Spanish and United States history.