Michael V. David
P.O. Box 468, Waiʻanae HI 96792
License: SpEd mild/moderate 6-12
HQT: Math, Science (6-12), K-6
Substitute Teacher 3 (Leeward)

Aloha kākou!

Born in Pontiac, Michigan, of Swedish and German ancestry, I lived most of my life in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. I have worked as a translator and editor of the neo-Latin author Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), as a computer technician, system administrator, Internet provider, and now as a teacher in the Leeward District of Oʻahu.

I have been married to Lori (also a teacher) since 1999, and we have five adult children.

I embrace progress towards a sustainable existence on the only planet we have. To get us there, I aim to teach compassion, collaboration, scientific method, and logical reasoning. I aim to hold up the possibility of a shared, public reality as a basis for rational debate and democratic progress.

I intend to reach these goals by teaching mathematics, science, and coding, and know that every student is capable of learning.

I enjoy hiking, biking, music, and gadgets of every kind.

Educator

In the field of Education, I earned a Professional Certificate in Special Education from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and was licensed in the field “SPED - Mild/Moderate 6-12”. I am qualified by Praxis in mathematics (grades 6-12), general science (6-12), and elementary education (K-6).

Working for the Hawaiʻi Department of Education in the Leeward District of Oʻahu, including the “hard to staff” Waiʻanae and Nānākuli Complexes, as well as Kapolei, Campbell, Waipahu and Pearl City Complexes, I have nine years experience as a substitute, contract, and student teacher.

Education

I have graduated or passed:

The exams listed fulfill HTSB Praxis requirements for a qualified teacher in secondary Mathematics (6-12) and General Science (6-12), and Elementary Education (K-6) content areas, and also meets the requirements for Special Education (K-12).

Information Technology Worker

In the field of Information Technology, I have supported users of personal computers running the GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Apple OS X operating systems, and maintained a variety of Internet services. I have provided computer support at Nānākuli Elementary School/Ke Kula Kaiapuni Hawaiʻi o Nānākuli. I have provided field service for Dell computers in business, school and home office settings, and upgraded POS systems for banks and major retailers on Oʻahu.

Information Technology Credentials

In the field of Information Technology, I obtained the following certifications:

Mahalo for your interest!

Michael David