After nearly 20 years as a classroom teacher and administrator, David returned to the classroom at Derryfield in 2019 to teach middle school English. Originally from northern New England, David graduated from Middlebury College and completed his MAT in UVM’s Middle Level program. David has taught in a variety of different educational settings, including traditional boarding school, rural and suburban public schools, and large independent day schools. Throughout these different settings, David has worked to glean best practices that can be used to create effective and transformative learning environments to meet all students’ needs. David’s work with middle school students is characterized by elements of student voice, inquiry-based learning, integration, and innovation. More focused and deliberate individualized opportunities, with students as engaged and vocal drivers of their learning receiving input from a variety of different stakeholders, including parents, teachers, school administrators, and community members, are elements that interest David. When not at school, David can be found in his garden or playing with bikes.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.