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David DeMarkis
English/Language Arts Instructor​
Essay Specialist
College Admissions Counselor




Middlebury College (B.A. in History and Religion)

Marquette University (M.A. in History)

Vanderbilt University (M.Ed. in Learning, Diversity, & Urban Studies)

Baylor University (Ed.D. Candidate in K-12 Educational Leadership)


Teaching Experience: 

Over the last 8 years, David has acquired an array of teaching experiences in multiple contexts, including work in both K-12 and higher education. David previously taught courses ranging from "Rock as Revolution" to "The Sociology of Gangs" for Explo at Yale University. He has also worked as a Teaching Assistant at Marquette University (Western Civilization II and Introduction to American History) and Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth (Post-Apocalyptic Literature and Slave Revolts and Rebellions). He also served as an adjunct history professor in the Tennessee state prison system before moving onto his most recent work as a Dean of Students at Wayside Schools and KIPP Austin Public Schools. In all, David has worked as a school leader, tutor, teacher, curriculum advisor/developer, AmeriCorps interventionist, course writer, college counselor, and test-preparation developer. Currently, as he is pursuing his doctorate, David is also creating online content for various companies.


Educational Philosophy: 

"I believe education is a life-long process, not a short-term goal; it is a responsive experience rather than a definitive endpoint."


Interesting Fact: 

David is a first-generation college graduate who was recruited to play football at Middlebury College. 

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