David joins St. Frederick as STEM Director
Courtesy of the News Star
Blair David has been named director of STEM at St. Frederick Catholic High School in Monroe. STEM is the acronym for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics-integrated curriculum.
The appointment was announced by St. Frederick principal Bob Webber.
David previously served as the MAGNATech Academy director, head of the science department and a teacher at West Monroe High School. MAGNATech is a pre-engineering and pre-professional health academy that emphasizes student hands-on application and project based learning.
"Blair is an exceptional teacher who cares about his students and their success. I believe he is the best and most qualified STEM teacher in the state. Schools in other states have utilized the STEM program he established at West Monroe High School. We are very fortunate and blessed to have him on the faculty at Saint Frederick Catholic High School,” Webber said.
David’s STEM expertise was the reason that the St. Frederick PTO contacted him last year for his recommendations on the extensive upgrades of the engineering, physics and biology labs. These improvements will be completed before the academic year begins this fall.
David has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from LSU Shreveport, a Master of Science in Entomology from LSU Baton Rouge, a Master of Arts in Teaching with Secondary Education certification in General Science and Biology from ULM, a provisional principal certification grades K-12 and certification for provisional secondary principal grades 6-12 from ULM. He was a graduate research assistant in the department of entomology at LSU.
In the field of entomology, David has published in the Journal of Economic Entomology, Insecticide & Acaracide Testing and presented at the Entomological Society of American National Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana and the Southeastern Branch Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Orange Beach, Alabama.
David has been involved in coaching West Ouachita Little Boys Football, Dixie Youth Baseball and West Monroe Youth Basketball. He is married to Jennifer David and they have three children. The family attends St. Paschal's Catholic Church.
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