Nadav Zeimer

Educator in New York

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Nadav Zeimer is an accomplished High School Educator currently working in Central Harlem, New York. Nadav’s career spanned multiple industries before ultimately culminating in a real passion-project as an educator, especially for students involved in the foster care system. Not only has Nadav been awarded for his work as an educator, he truly takes pride in affecting change within his community and in the lives of his students.

Known as a leader in data-driven school transformation, Nadav Zeimer is proud of the results that he and his staff have been able to achieve, but more importantly, he is proud of the students' ability to excel even under challenging circumstances.

In his effort to serve his community, Nadav and his wife became certified and active foster parents. Together, Nadav and Tomoi are grateful for the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people. Nadav Zeimer feels confident that using his alternative methods, he can continue to affect positive change that will have lasting benefits for his students and his city.

Although Nadav Zeimer has excelled as an educator, he didn’t always know his career path would lead to education. Beginning his collegiate studies at Brandeis University, and including physical chemistry studies at Universite de Rennes I, France, Nadav ultimately completed his BA in Physics in 1997.

Nadav spent much of his time working for the Information Technology Services Department, working his way up to manage the student-run help desks and computer labs. Nadav Zeimer got some career experience early on as a Software Engineer in Palo Alto with DIGITAL (DEC). When Nadav learned about Great Place to Work(R) Institute, Inc, (Fortune Magazines “100 Best Companies”) he pursued a job there and was subsequently integral in growing their IT department during a period of rapid international growth.

At this time in Nadav’s career, instead of business school, he saw an opportunity to combine his professional interests by helping a metal sculpture collective become profitable. He developed custom database applications at the shop, and helped them set up CNC and Plasma automation to mass produce some popular sculptures and improve point-of-sale experiences, reducing fulfillment errors.