Phone: (651) 325-2400
Degrees and Certifications:
Elementary Education St. Norbert College Master of Education Kent State University Gifted and Talented Certificate Hamline University
My name is David Bollom.
I am excited to be a part of Benjamin E. Mays IB World School. I have been teaching at IB PYP schools since 2007. I have been teaching since I gradutated St. Norbert College with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. Along the way I have also acquired a Masters of Education degree from Kent State University. Those degrees built a strong foundation, but I have learned immensely more from the amazing colleagues I've had throughout my carreer. I am really excited to be joining Ms. George and Mrs. Schoen this year. We are an epic team!
A little more about me:
I am an inquirer. I teach in ways that allow students, and myself, to grow and gain knowledge and skill across all aspects of life and learning. None of us know it all, but every one of us comes to the classroom with knowledge and a skill-set from our experiences both inside and outside of school. As the teacher I am the educational leader of the classroom charged with drawing out and building upon the talents students have already developed. Reading, writing, math and academic skill development is the primary focus of learning during school hours. However, all of that content takes place in a social context. I strive to teach in a way that allows students to grow and develop as whole individuals. I enjoy leading students along the path of self development and discovery and look forward to growing and learning right long with my students this year.