David lives in Kansas City, MO and teaches at The Barstow School, a private Independent K-12 school. He is a graduate of Rockhurst University, and also has a degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He is a NASA NEW alum from Johnson Space Center in 1996 and has been a presenter at the NSTA national conventions every year since 1993. He has presented at the Missouri INTERFACE Conference for Science and Math since 1990 and presents regularly at a number of other conferences throughout the Midwest, including Science Grasp in Kalamazoo and at Oklahoma State University, as well as at Johnson Space Center and at Kennedy Space Center. He has worked for a number of years as an instructor in the CPU (Constructing Physics Understanding) project through Rockhurst University. His background in Physics helps him to develop and present a large variety of Discrepant Events that he uses in his classes and in presentations across the globe. He helps to coordinate a sister school relationship with The Amaki School in Kurashiki, Japan and Barstow, where students come every year to Kansas City and attend classes for several weeks. He has taken several trips to Japan with Barstow students to deliver lectures at schools about the Wonders of Space and Black Holes, as well as basic Physics topics. David also works as a National Consultant for CPO Science and teaches Physics and Physical Science workshops across the states.
In August 2004 David was named Missouri Aerospace Educator of the Year by the United States Air Force Association and the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. A few of the other more recent awards he has received include the Kansas City PBS Science Inc Master Teacher; Howard Gadberry Science Educator Award from Science Pioneers ; Journey thru the Universe, (NASA/Challenger Center) Master Teacher; NSTA National Lysol Education Award; Einstein Fellows Share-a-Thon, Master Teacher; 100 Points of Light in Science Education, KC Science Pioneers; Missouri Innovative Teacher of the Year, DESE; PBS ScienceLine Facilitator, CMSU: ScienceGrasp Teaching Fellow, NSTA Kansas City Regional Strand Director.
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