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 in Tucson and ultimately in Sedona. David began his teaching career 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 computer training company and delivered 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 where he has returned to his passion for working with teenagers.
When not teaching, David enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and camping. David and his wife enjoy frequent day-hikes or just hanging out with their cat Tweety.