Dr. Larry Dake joins the Binghamton City School District as Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and Budget. He is currently beginning his seventeenth year in education, and his eleventh as an administrator. Throughout those years, Dr. Dake has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum and data coordinator, building principal, and Assistant Superintendent. Dr. Dake is originally from Walton, NY, and graduated from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. His career in education began right here in the BCSD, student teaching at West Middle School, and Binghamton High School while finishing his education degree at Binghamton University. He then taught Social Studies at Vestal High School, focusing mainly on Advanced Placement United States History and Global Studies.
In August 2010, he was hired as a Coordinator of Instruction in Vestal and focused on Race to the Top implementation around standards, curriculum, assessment, data analysis, and professional development. During this time, he also became a nationally certified bully prevention trainer and trained several schools in Olweus both within and outside the Southern Tier. Dr. Dake participated in the Broome Leadership Institute in 2011-2012 and also the Superintendent’s Development Program in 2013.
In July 2013, he was hired at Union-Endicott as George F. Johnson Elementary School Principal, a 650-student K-5 building in Endwell. After three years in that position, Dr. Dake assumed the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Secondary Education role in Union-Endicott, where he served for four years overseeing labor relations, contract negotiations, and three secondary buildings encompassing 2,300 students in grades 6-12.
The opportunity to return to Binghamton, where he got his start as a student teacher, was too good to pass up. Dr. Dake is excited to work with the district’s outstanding leadership team and first-rate teacher and school-related professional staff. In his free time, Dr. Dake serves on the Board of Directors for the Broome County Arts Council and the Greater Binghamton Educational Opportunity Program (GBEOP). For the past four years, he has also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Binghamton University Educational Leadership Program.