Dr. Steinberg earned a B.S. in Political Science, History, and Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Brockport, a M.Ed. in Special Education from American University, and a Ph.D. in Education, Policy, Planning, and Administration from the University of Maryland.
He has had the unusual experience of having served as principal of all three levels of school (elementary, middle, and high school), with a record of having led each school to a significant rise in academic achievement and improvement in school climate. Later he served as a consulting principal (coaching administrators) and as the Director of the Department of Professional Growth Systems with Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. Previously, he taught almost all grade levels, including primary aged students with multiple handicapping conditions, middle school gifted students, and high school students with learning disabilities.
He has been an adjunct professor, teaching graduate courses in school administration at Hood College, Johns Hopkins University, Bowie State University and the University of Maryland as well as undergraduate teacher preparation courses at Montgomery College and Marymount University. Dr. Steinberg has been a keynote speaker and workshop leader at many conferences and has consulted with public school systems, private schools, colleges and universities.
Dr. Steinberg has won awards for teaching, school leadership, and building parent, business, and community partnerships including the Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award.
He is the author of Lead Like the Legends: Advice and Inspiration for Teachers and Administrators (Routledge, 2016).