Errol C. Saunders, II
Director, Pathfinder Program at Hopkins School and Lecturer in Education Studies
Errol C. Saunders, II is the Executive Director of Pathfinder at Hopkins School, an educational non-profit that prepares students from New Haven public and parochial schools for high school success. Errol has taught and developed innovative curricula for middle and high schoolers in both English and History with emphases on thematic content orientation, cultural relevance and responsiveness, historical problem solving, and making forceful, nuanced arguments from textual and visual primary sources.
Errol holds a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and a M.Ed. from Teachers College, Columbia University where he is currently a doctoral student in the department of Curriculum and Teaching. His research interests include public pedagogies of race and how going to school across geographic boundaries affects students’ educational experiences, senses of belonging, and outcomes. Errol is currently a research fellow for the Center on History and Education at Teachers College, where he has been working on the New York Civil Rights History Project.
Errol also serves on the Board of Directors of Common Ground (a social and environmental justice high school, urban farm, and environmental center in New Haven), Long Wharf Theater, and serves as a Commissioner on the New Haven Board of Zoning Appeals.