Dave Gillis / Director of Computer Science and Technology
Dave Gillis is a firm believer that learning is about taking risks and discovering things. He has been an educator for 13 years: at public and private high schools, and community colleges. Dave has taught Math, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, AP-Calculus, Statistics; Science, Physics, AP-Physics, Mechanics; as well as Engineering and Computer Science. Before that he was an Engineer for 20 years at places like IBM, Thomson & Thomson, and Derwent.
A father of four and a grandfather of five, Dave is an avid outdoor person. He loves coaching soccer, cross country, and lacrosse. He also loves to mountain bike, ski, hike, and do all things outdoors. In 2008 he climbed Denali in Alaska with his oldest son who was 19 at the time.
At Middleburg Academy, Dave will be teaching Engineering and Computer Science. This week he is tinkering with AutoDesk Inventor and a 3D printer. Dave believes his role as an educator is to create a safe and supportive environment that encourages and facilitates curiosity.