Torrance Harvey is a New York State permanently certified Social Studies Teacher in the Excelsior Academy of Newburgh Free Academy. He has been teaching in the district for 18 years. In addition, Mr. Harvey is a graduate of Morehouse College Class of 1997. Torrance Harvey completed his Master of Science Degree in Secondary Education/History in 2003.
Mr. Harvey was just nominated by college faculty at Mount Saint College in Newburgh, New York for the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2015. He is a member of Kappa Delta PI (International Honor Society for Education). Mr. Harvey is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Mr. Harvey has also been the Faculty Advisor of the NFA AllStar Step and Dance Team for 12 years. (2000-2012). His work with our youth as an educator and community youth advocate has earned recognition in the New York Times, American Federation of Teacher Magazine and other publications as well.
Lastly, Mr. Harvey was elected to the City Council at Large in Newburgh, New York in November 2015. He is currently serving a 4 year term. This new endeavor as City Councilman has afforded his current students at Excelsior Academy an opportunity to share in his experiences as a Councilman at his Inaugural event and other city wide activities as well.