David is a Colorado native, and some people say one of the most eligible bachelors in all of Denver. Those some people are him, he says that.
David is a proud 2007 alumnus of Cherry Hills Christian School. He loved CHC's vision and mission even as a student and considers himself immensely blessed to teach here.
Before returning to what he considers his home turf, David spent three years in rural Colorado, teaching Social Studies to students in Grades 7-12. He was, quite literally, the Social Studies Department. However, that teaching experience only increased his love for the subject and helped him see how much God has given him a passion for teaching. David feels particularly blessed to serve at a school like Cherry Hills, where he can integrate a biblical worldview and his love of Christ into the subject of Social Studies.
David has a bachelor's degree in History with an emphasis in Secondary Education from the University of Northern Colorado and is planning to pursue a master's degree. When he is not at school, his favorite thing to do is travel, whether through this beautiful state or out of the country. He is particularly fond of Ireland and the United Kingdom. David also spends his free time reading books, watching documentaries about history -- yes, because he really loves the subject that much -- and learning to play the banjo.
His favorite Bible verses are Psalm 139:
1 You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.
19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,
and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.