• Irvington High School Administration

David Cohen, Principal

  • Photo of David Cohen, Principal of the High School
    Dave Cohen has been Principal of Irvington High School since the 2013-14 school year.  Prior to becoming the Principal of IHS, Mr. Cohen spent nineteen years in NYC serving as a Mathematics teacher, a baseball coach, a Computer Coordinator, an Assistant Principal and a Principal.  Before his career in education, Mr. Cohen served as a public accountant for Coopers and Lybrand and as the Chief Financial Officer of Teach for America. Mr. Cohen has a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Albany and a Master of Arts degree from Queens College.  

    Mr. Cohen’s goal as Principal of IHS is to provide our students with extensive opportunities to advance their learning, shape the culture of the school and explore their passions both in and out of the classroom.  




Matt Samuelson, Assistant Principal

  • Photo of Matt Samuelson, Assistant Principal of the High School
    Matthew Samuelson became the Assistant Principal at Irvington High School in June of 2016. Before joining the Irvington family, Matthew was an English teacher at New Rochelle High School and Albert Leonard Middle School where he found great joy in helping his students develop their own academic passions for reading and writing.

    Matthew earned his undergraduate degree in English in the snowy confines of the University of Rochester and subsequently spent a few years as an associate editor of children's books before pursuing his Masters Degree in English Education at Brooklyn College.

    Extremely proud to be a member of the Irvington family, Matthew's personal philosophy on education relates to responsible risk taking. He believes that each student is entitled to learn in an environment that favors the bold and believes that if we leap, a net will appear. It is his tremendous honor to be a part of that net and is proud to work with the Irvington team, one that looks to support its intellectual acrobats.