David Plumb

4th Grade - 4th Grade Teacher

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My name is David Plumb but your kids know me as Mr. Dave.  I am entering my third year teaching the fourth grade at CRES.  I grew up in the suburbs of Kansas City and went to Kansas State University where I studied psychology.  After graduating, I moved to the mountains of New Mexico, where I worked in various seasonal outdoor jobs including ski instructor, backpacking guide, and as the communications manager for the largest youth camp in the world.  It was during these years that I found my love for educating as well as working with children. The other thing I found in New Mexico was the woman who is now my wife! Meg and I met while working in the outdoors, and that has remained an important part of our relationship.  We moved to Virginia for a few years so Meg could complete her graduate program in Landscape Architecture, but we came back to the mountains as soon as we could! During our time in Virginia, I continued my work in communications and emergency response as a 911 call-taker and dispatcher.  I took advantage of our move to Carbondale to re-enter the world of education, and I’m thrilled that I landed at Crystal River. When I’m not in my classroom, you can often find me outside skiing, hiking, biking, working in my garden, or stargazing.

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