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I am married to a wonderful and supporting husband, Leslie Coburn. We have two beautiful children, Avery and Zoey Coburn. I attended Northeastern University for undergrad and American International College for graduate school.

I have been involved in education for over 12 years. I am a graduate of Springfield Public Schools and am proud to be the second Principal of the Springfield Renaissance School. Before my role as a principal, I worked as a Special Education teacher for six years and then moved into an Assistant Principal role at John J. Duggan Academy.

Favorite Quote: The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. –Martin Luther King, JR

Assistant Principal 6th and 10th Grades -

Derek Wright

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I started at Renaissance in October of 2012 as a student teacher during my junior year at Springfield College, upon graduation in 2014, I was hired full-time at Renaissance as the Algebra 2 teacher. Recently, I was proudly promoted to the Assistant Principal, where I handle tasks such as scheduling and grading, etc.

I discovered my passion for math and logistics when I was in high school, which was located in Enfield, CT, which I’ve had the pleasure of calling my home since birth. In my free time I like sports and spending quality time with family and my pug, Gibbs. I look forward to watching all the students succeed and achieve all their goals, while being here for them every step of the way!

Assisant Principal 7th and 9th Grades -


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Prior to becoming an educator, I worked in the mental health field. As a Substance Abuse Clinician, I have experience supporting and advising youth and adults struggling with addiction. I was also a Developmental Educator for Early Intervention, where I supported families and the developmental needs of their children.

However, in 2003, I decided on a career change and became an educator at a local charter school in Springfield. I taught ELA / Social Studies for grades 5-7. It was then that I knew I loved teaching, supporting students, and working with families!!! I have been a Springfield Public School teacher since 2005 and have been the Head Teacher for over 15 years. After years of hard work, I was promoted to Assistant Principal.

This Texas Native is a product of Springfield Public Schools for grades K-12. After graduating high school, I attended college and graduated from the following Institutions: UMASS Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, ELMS College with a Masters in the Arts of Teaching, and Endicott College with a Masters in Education. I am extremely excited to be at the middle school and high school level, supporting, advising, and guiding students on their way to being college and career ready.

Lastly, I am happily married with 3 children, one of which is grown, working, and living on his own. The other two are students in Springfield Public Schools. More personally, I love music and the arts. My hobbies are writing songs/poetry and drawing/painting.

– Updated 10/16/22

Assistant Principal 8th, 11th and 12th Grades -

Daniel Pear

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I have been a faculty member of The Springfield Renaissance School since its inception. As a founding educator here, I taught 6th, 8th, and 9th grade Mathematics prior to being hired as an Assistant Principal. During my time here, I have served as the head coach of the boys’ and girls’ varsity cross country teams and am presently serving as the Athletic Director liaison for our school. Prior to joining The Springfield Renaissance School, I taught in Weymouth, MA and Charlotte, NC. I am fortunate to be supported by my wife and two children.