- Doctor of Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education, Johns Hopkins University, 2016
Dr. Pinder currently serves as a High School Instructional Superintendent in DC public schools. With a focus on rigorous instruction and strong school climate, student achievement is on the rise. Under his leadership, student suspensions have decreased dramatically, graduation rates have increased and student performance in PARCC has increased 6% in math and 5% in reading.
Prior to his role as Cluster Superintendent, Dr. Pinder served as Executive Director of New Leaders, DC to attract, train and support the next great leaders in education. Dr. Pinder worked to support more than 60 New Leaders principals in the DC area as well as to expand New Leaders reach in the DC region.
As principal of McKinley Technology High School from 2007-2013, Dr. Pinder led a team of educators that moved student achievement to significant growth. Under his leadership, McKinley students advanced more than 30% in proficiency in math and 20% in reading. In 2012, McKinley reached the coveted 90/90 status. McKinley was awarded the National Blue Ribbon in 2012, the only school in DCPS to receive the recognition that year.
Dr. Pinder was awarded the 2012 DCPS Principal of the Year.
Dr. Pinder earned his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education in August 2016.
Dr. Pinder has served as a teacher, department chair, Academy Coordinator, AVID Coordinator, Coach, Assistant Principal and Principal. He is an America Achieves Fellow. Dr. Pinder was the 2004 Alternative Educator of the Year in Baltimore County for his work with at risk students.