David SmeethAugust 22, 2016
Interactive Maths 1 and 2
Mountain Biking Instructor
B.A. in Earth Sciences from the University of California Santa Cruz
M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Prescott College
David grew up in Northern California, and after college lived in the southwest for many years, hanging his hat in Boulder, Colorado, and in Arizona – first Tucson and ultimately Sedona. David got his start as a teacher at the Verde Valley School in 1989. Working at VVS gave him the opportunity to grow into a caring, compassionate, and empathetic teacher – he counts this experience as essential to most of his work in other areas. In the mid-90s David left VVS and moved to California where he started a career in information technology, eventually building a new company where he designed and delivered different computer classes and sold training contracts to government and corporate clients. David also worked as a mortgage broker during this break from teaching, and eventually returned to VVS in 2011.
When not teaching, David enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and camping. David and his wife enjoy frequent day-hikes and live in West Sedona.