Dave was over the moon to join the team at Rainbow Community School in 2016! Born in Arkansas and raised in Illinois, he has a B.A. in English Literature and Psychology from Sewanee and his M.A.T. from the National College of Education at National Louis University in Chicago. In his twenties, he emigrated for six years to pursue his vocation as an educator: two spent in Prague and four in Malawi, where he founded the non-profit organization ‘boNGO’ (based on Need-driven Grassroots Ownership) to support communities in sustainable development endeavors that serve their most vulnerable members. 

He returned stateside in 2010 and, most recently, spent three years teaching upper elementary at St. Benedict’s Episcopal School in Smyrna, Georgia, where he was Dean of Students. His passions include musicianship, languages, mythology and the Hero’s Journey, and dreams, imagination, and the subliminal mind, all of which he is excited to share with his students, colleagues, and community at RCS!