Harvey B. Alvy served as a practicing principal for 14 years in both elementary and secondary schools. His teaching career began at the Frederick Douglass School in New York City, and he later taught in middle and high schools in the United States and abroad. Overseas experiences included the American School in Kinshasa, Zaire; the American International School in Israel; the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India; and Singapore American School. Harvey is a founding board member of the Principals’ Training Center for International Schools and was selected as a National Distinguished Principal for American Overseas Schools by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. In 2004 he received the Eastern Washington University (EWU) CenturyTel Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence.
Harvey earned his doctorate in educational administration from the University of Montana, focusing on the problems of new principals. He has conducted seminars, workshops, and presentations both nationally and internationally on the newcomer to the principalship, moral leadership, instructional leadership, effective supervision of teachers, characteristics of great teachers, educational change, and the leadership of Abraham Lincoln.
Harvey held the William C. Shreeve Endowed Professorship in Educational Administration until 2012 when he became Professor Emeritus at EWU.
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