David, whose father served as Headmaster of the Holderness School in New Hampshire for 27 years, grew up in the world of independent school education. After graduating from Holderness and Deerfield Academy, he received his B.A. at University of New Hampshire. He subsequently served in the United States Army, performing tours of duty in Germany and Vietnam. Upon his completion of military service, David obtained a Master’s Degree from University of Massachusetts. He then spent twelve years teaching at Deerfield Academy. After leaving Deerfield, he became involved for many years in independent school leadership, as Director of the Annual Fund for Hotchkiss School, Associate Headmaster at Salisbury School, Headmaster of Pingree School, and Director of Capital Campaigns at Cardigan Mountain School. He currently works in the development office at Dartmouth College, where he is Managing Director of the Dartmouth College Fund. Dave is presently a director of “Plan A Head”, a teacher placement service for independent schools. He and his wife, Brooke, live in Lyme Center, New Hampshire. They have four grown daughters, Kully, Casey, Jamie, and Whitaker. He enjoys his “other job” as a hockey and lacrosse referee, gardening, skiing, and spending time with family.
What do you love most about Oliverian?
“I love the commitment the faculty make to the kids.”