David grew up in Acton, MA, former home to Steve Carell and Big Bird (really—look it up!), where he also teaches. He’s a passionate parent, runner, musician, learner, reader, and writer. David has been a freelance writer for 15 years, interviewing people like Sia, Elvis Costello, and “Weird Al” Yankovic, a practice that continues to reinforce his love of the written word. David attended Bates College, where he majored in English and took courses on Irish poetry, the art of the short story, feminist literature, and Shakespeare. He wrote a comparative thesis on the poetry of W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney. After college, David worked in several writing and editing capacities, from a weekly newspaper to a state agency providing retirement support for teachers.
David’s love of teaching was prompted by invaluable volunteer tutoring experience with 826 Boston, a nonprofit providing literacy education for students aged 6 to 18. He received his Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Simmons College, served as a student teacher at Belmont High School, and has been an English teacher at Acton-Boxborough for over four years. As a teacher, he shares his love of literature and writing, and he supports students as they prepare college admissions essays, hone their writing skills, and become adults with critical thinking skills in an ever-changing world.
Outside of school, David loves playing guitar, reading, writing, running, and trying to keep up with his two children and two dogs.