I have known David for several years. I have observed him as he took risks, and sought out knowledge so he could implement innovative strategies in order to better serve his students. Not only is David an outstanding educator, he is an amazing, inspiring thought partner; a problem solver who approaches his practice and the whole of education with a positive, innovative and caring approach. A huge proponent of Design Thinking and Classroom Design strategies, David is one of a kind. He serves with a foundation of empathy and a passion for social justice. This is blatantly obvious when you watch him teach and listen to the wisdom he imparts. He is currently working on a Doctorate at the college of William and Mary. He is an outstanding human being. A family man, who adores his wife and daughter. David is a CHAMPION who has just begun to make his mark in education.
This is not the first time David has stood out from the crowd. He has been recognized many times over, below are (some of) his enumerated accomplishments:
2016 Washington Post Teacher of the Year Nominee
TNTP Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice Nominee,